U.S. Open to expand world-ranking use
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Open will rely more on the world ranking than money list in America and Europe to determine which players will be exempt from qualifying.
In sweeping changes to the criteria, the U.S. Golf Association said Saturday that players now will have two chances to crack the top 50 and get into the U.S. Open -- on May 23 and June 13, the final ranking before the championship.
Thomas O'Toole, the USGA's chairman of competition, said the change was a "direct response" ...
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