Mickelson added to field in a US Open without qualifying
Phil Mickelson says he wasn’t interested in a special exemption into the U.S. Open. Now he doesn’t need one.
The USGA announced its exemption categories for a U.S. Open that won’t have open qualifying for the first time in nearly a century. That includes taking the top 70 in the world ranking from March 15, the last one before the ranking was frozen when golf shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S. Open usually takes the top 60. Mickelson was at No. 61 in March. The USGA tried to create categories that would reflect a typical U.S. Open field. The U.S. Open is scheduled for Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot, which is just north of New York City.
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