Who is in the U.S. Open field?

Jun 19, 2016; Oakmont, PA, USA; Dustin Johnson poses with the championship trophy after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament at Oakmont Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 19, 2016; Oakmont, PA, USA; Dustin Johnson poses with the championship trophy after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament at Oakmont Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Here’s the updated list of players who will be in the field at the 117th U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills.

The U.S. Open Championship is inching closer and closer by the minute. First contested in 1895, America’s national championship has played host to some of the greatest moments in golf history and has provided some its greatest champions.

From the legends of yesteryear like Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tom Watson to the newer generation of champions such as Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods, the U.S. Open boasts arguably the richest history of any golf tournament the world has ever known.

First-time host Erin Hills, located approximately 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, serves as the host for the for the 117th playing of the U.S. Open, becoming just the sixth public course to host the U.S. Open, joining Bethpage, Chambers Bay, Pebble Beach, Pinehurst and Torrey Pines in that elite category and should prove to be a true test to 156 of the best players in the world.

But exactly who will those 156 players be? Seeing as how the U.S. Open is a true “open” championship, approximately half the field is required to qualify but there is certain criteria that keeps the other half from having to do so. From being a former U.S. Open champ to being a former Masters champ to being in the top 60 of the Official World Golf Ranking at certain points and numerous others, some players simply don’t have to wonder whether or not they’ll be at Erin Hills come June 15.

Here’s who we know for sure will be playing the 117th U.S. Open and we’ll be updating the list constantly as qualifiers make their way into the field. Many players in the field qualify in multiple categories. If you don’t see a player’s name in a place where you think it should be, it’s because he’s already exempt from an earlier category.

Past 10 U.S. Open winners

  • Angel Cabrera
  • Lucas Glover
  • Graeme McDowell
  • Rory McIlroy
  • Webb Simpson
  • Justin Rose
  • Martin Kaymer
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Dustin Johnson

**Tiger Woods is also qualified via his U.S. Open win in 2008 but will not play due to injury.

Winner and runner-up of the 2016 U.S. Amateur

  • Brad Dalke

**Winner Curtis Luck forfeited his exempt status by turning professional.

Winner of the 2016 British Amateur

  • Scott Gregory

Winner of the 2016 Mark H. McCormack Medal (top golfer in the World Amateur Ranking after the last “elite” event of the season)

  • Maverick McNealy

Past five winners of The Masters

  • Sergio Garcia
  • Danny Willett
  • Adam Scott
  • Bubba Watson

Past five winners of The Open Championship

  • Henrik Stenson
  • Zach Johnson
  • Ernie Els

**Phil Mickelson is also qualified via his Open Championship win in 2013 but plans to withdraw to attend his daughter’s high school graduation.

Past five winners of the PGA Championship

  • Jimmy Walker
  • Jason Day
  • Jason Dufner

Past three winners of THE PLAYERS Championship

  • Si Woo Kim
  • Rickie Fowler

Winner of the 2017 BMW PGA Championship

  • Alexander Norén

Winner of the 2016 U.S. Senior Open

  • Gene Sauers

Winner of the 2016 Olympic Golf Tournament

Top 10 and ties from the 2016 U.S. Open

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  • Jim Furyk
  • Branden Grace
  • Shane Lowry
  • Kevin Na
  • Scott Piercy
  • Daniel Summerhays

Players who qualified for the 2016 TOUR Championship

  • Daniel Berger
  • Paul Casey
  • Roberto Castro
  • Kevin Chappell
  • Emiliano Grillo
  • J.B. Holmes
  • Kevin Kisner
  • Russell Knox
  • Matt Kuchar
  • Hideki Matsuyama
  • William McGirt
  • Sean O’Hair
  • Patrick Reed
  • Charl Schwartzel
  • Brandt Snedeker
  • Justin Thomas
  • Jhonattan Vegas
  • Gary Woodland

Top 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking as of May 22, 2017

More from US Open

  • An Byeong-Hun
  • Wesley Bryan
  • Rafael Cabrera-Bello
  • Ross Fisher
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Bill Haas
  • Adam Hadwin
  • Brian Harman
  • Tyrrell Hatton
  • Russell Henley
  • Charley Hoffman
  • Billy Horschel
  • Yuta Ikeda
  • Brooks Koepka
  • Marc Leishman
  • Francesco Molinari
  • Louis Oosthuizen
  • Pat Perez
  • Thomas Pieters
  • Jon Rahm
  • Brendan Steele
  • Hideto Tanihara
  • Wang Jeung-hun
  • Lee Westwood
  • Bernd Weisberger

Top 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking as of June 12, 2017

  • Chris Wood

Special exemptions from the USGA (sectional qualifiers)


  • Shugo Imahira
  • Chan Kim
  • Satoshi Kodaira
  • Yūsaku Miyazato


  • Thomas Aiken
  • Oliver Bekker
  • George Coetzee
  • Bradley Dredge
  • Paul Dunne
  • Andrew Johnston
  • Alexander Lévy
  • Li Haotong
  • Eddie Pepperell
  • Wade Ormsby
  • Aaron Rai
  • Richie Ramsay
  • Joël Stalter
  • Brandon Stone
  • Matt Wallace

United States

  • Tyson Alexander
  • Mason Andersen (a)
  • Derek Barron
  • Keegan Bradley
  • Ryan Brehm
  • Matthew Campbell
  • Bud Cauley
  • Cameron Champ (a)
  • Daniel Chopra
  • Stewart Cink
  • Corey Connors
  • Chris Crawford (a)
  • Bryson DeChambeau
  • Kevin Dougherty
  • Harris English
  • Nick Flanagan
  • Brice Garnett
  • Talor Gooch
  • Max Greyserman
  • Stewart Hagestad (a)
  • Scott Harvey (a)
  • Stephen Jäger
  • Ben Kohles
  • Jason Kokrak
  • Martin Laird
  • Walker Lee (a)
  • David Lingmerth
  • Jamie Lovemark
  • Jack Maguire
  • Troy Merritt
  • Daniel Miernicki
  • Trey Mullinax
  • Jordan Niebrugge
  • Joaquín Niemann (a)
  • John Oda (a)
  • Garrett Osborn
  • Pan Cheng-tsung
  • Andy Pope
  • J.T. Poston
  • Ted Potter, Jr.
  • Jonathan Randolph
  • Chez Reavie
  • Roman Robledo
  • Andrés Romero
  • Sam Ryder
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Scottie Scheffler (a)
  • Alex Smalley (a)
  • Steve Stricker
  • Brian Stuard
  • Sahith Theegala (a)
  • Kyle Thompson
  • Peter Uihlein

Alternates who gained entry to round out the field

  • Michael Putnam (replaced Ryan Moore)
  • Gregory Bourdy
  • Kim Meen-whee
  • Tyler Light
  • Davis Love IV
  • Ryan Palmer
  • Roberto Diaz (replaced Phil Mickelson)

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