6 More Members of #TeamCallaway Qualify for U.S. Open

By June 9, 2015Headlines, Tour News

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.

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.

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.

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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 – Tour pro and Purdue grad will play in his first major after claiming medalist honors in Memphis.