Callaway won’t be short on players for you to root on next week at Chambers Bay. In addition to the 13 that are exempt into the field, six more #TeamCallaway staffers punched their tickets on Tuesday during Sectional Qualifying.
Here’s who they are:
Ryo Ishikawa – This will be Ryo’s fourth U.S. Open appearance (and first since 2012).
“To be honest, I was not that confident of getting through (qualifying) so it hasn’t sunk in yet,” he told reporters following his round.
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Tony Finau – First major appearance (of many) for the long-hitting Utah native. He finished 2nd at his Sectional in Springfield, Ohio.
“That’s one of my goals, is just to get in a major,” Finau said after his round. “Just to get that taste. I’ve never had that taste of the highest level of golf, and that’s playing in a major. It means everything to me at this point in my career.”
“It means everything to me at this point in my career.” – Tony Finau after qualifying for the #USOpen at Chambers Bay A photo posted by Golf Channel (@golfchannel) on
Danny Lee – Hard to believe this will be Danny’s first U.S. Open appearance (he survived a playoff at his Ohio qualifier) and second major.
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Sam Saunders – Saunders was the co-medalist at his Sectional in Ohio and will be heading to his second U.S. Open (first was in 2011). Also worth noting; he used his caddie’s Apex Pro irons during his two rounds.
Lee Janzen – The 2-time U.S. Open champ will compete in his 20th Open at Chambers Bay after taking medalist honors in Purchase, N.Y. (Janzen was also the oldest qualifier.)
Tyler Duncan – Web.com Tour pro and Purdue grad will play in his first major after claiming medalist honors in Memphis.