The initial field of 144 players for next week’s U.S. Open was finalized Tuesday with the addition of the five players from the final 2019-20 FedExCup points list not otherwise exempt. Sebastian Munoz, Brian Harman, Tyler Duncan, Mark Hubbard and Danny Lee were the last ones in.
All players have until 5 p.m. Friday to confirm whether they will play in the championship Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck.
With traditional qualifying deemed unsafe in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the USGA in June issued the list of exemptions that would be used to set up the field this year. There are two locals in the field, Danny Balin, a Valhalla resident who is the head professional at Fresh Meadow Country Club on Long Island, and Brandon Wu, a Korn Ferry Tour winner who resided in Scarsdale prior to the start of his pro career.
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