USGA Announces 30 Additional Players Exempt for 122nd U.S. Open Championship
Major champions Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley among group that brings total to 79 players

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (May 23, 2022) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that 30 additional golfers, including major champions Adam Scott and Keegan Bradley, have earned full exemptions into the 2022 U.S. Open Championship, to be played June 16-19 at The Country Club, in Brookline, Mass. These exemptions bring the number of fully exempt players to 79.

Exemptions were awarded to 27 players who earned a place in the top 60 of the Official World Golf Ranking® (OWGR) as of May 23, who were not otherwise exempt. Scott, who will compete in his 21st U.S. Open, won the 2013 Masters Tournament. He is ranked No. 42. Bradley, who won the 2011 PGA Championship, is ranked No. 46. It will be Bradley’s 10th U.S. Open.

At No. 14, Will Zalatoris is the highest-ranked player in the current OWGR who was not previously exempt into the U.S. Open. Zalatoris, who will play in his fourth U.S. Open, finished second in the PGA Championship on Sunday, losing to Justin Thomas in a playoff. Mito Pereira moved up 51 spots from his previous world ranking to No. 49 by tying for third in the PGA and will compete in his second U.S. Open.

The other players who earned full exemptions through the current Official World Golf Ranking are: Adri Arnaus, Richard Bland, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Talor Gooch, Brian Harman, Tyrrell Hatton, Russell Henley, Lucas Herbert, Tom Hoge, Kevin Kisner, Si Woo Kim, K.H. Lee, Min Woo Lee, Marc Leishman, Sebastian Munoz, Alex Noren, Thomas Pieters, Seamus Power, Sepp Straka, Cameron Tringale, Harold Varner III and Cameron Young.

Fitzpatrick, who will compete in the U.S. Open for the eighth time, won the U.S. Amateur in 2013 at The Country Club. Harman (No. 53) and Fleetwood (No. 41), who were U.S. Open runners-up in 2017 and 2018, respectively, also earned entry through the OWGR.

Three other players earned exemptions based on their performances on other professional tours. Joohyung Kim was the top finisher on the 2020-21 Asian Tour Final Order of Merit. Jed Morgan earned his spot as the top finisher on the 2021-22 ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia Final Order of Merit. Shaun Norris is currently the leading player on the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit.

Max Homa gained a full exemption when he captured the Wells Fargo Championship on May 8, his second PGA Tour victory this season that awarded a full-point allocation. He is also currently No. 29 in the OWGR.

In addition, the top 10 aggregate point earners, who are otherwise not exempt, in the four-event U.S. Open 2022 European Qualifying Series (Betfred British Masters, Soudal Open, Dutch Open and Porsche European Open) will earn places in the U.S. Open. Any multiple winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship will also earn an exemption. The number of fully exempt golfers may increase with the addition of the top 60 players from the OWGR as of Monday, June 6.

The first of nine U.S. final qualifiers for the 2022 U.S. Open is being held today, May 23, in Dallas. Japan completed their 36-hole international qualifier earlier today.

Other 36-hole final qualifiers will take place at nine additional sites on June 6: RattleSnake Point Golf Club (CopperHead Course), Milton, Ontario, Canada; The Olympic Club (Ocean Course), San Francisco; The Club at Admiral’s Cove (North and West Courses), Jupiter, Fla.; Ansley Golf Club (Settindown Creek Course), Roswell, Ga.; Woodmont Country Club (North Course), Rockville, Md.; Century Country Club & Old Oaks Country Club, Purchase, N.Y.; Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club & Wedgewood Golf and Country Club, Columbus, Ohio; Springfield (Ohio) Country Club; and Pronghorn Resort (Nicklaus Course), Bend, Ore.

The U.S. Open has previously been contested at The Country Club in 1913, 1963 and 1988 and each championship was decided in a playoff. One of the five founding member clubs of the USGA, the club will host its 17th USGA championship overall and first since the 2013 U.S. Amateur.

A list of the 79 golfers fully exempt into the 2022 U.S. Open as of May 23 (not including the final qualifiers from Texas and Japan) is below. It can also be found at this link.

More information about the 2022 U.S. Open at The Country Club, including local and final qualifying, is available at

The list of the 79 golfers who are fully exempt into the 2022 U.S. Open (as of Monday, May 23):

Abraham Ancer

11, 20


Marc Leishman


Ardi Arnaus



Shane Lowry

8, 20

Daniel Berger

2, 20


Hideki Matsuyama

6, 11, 12, 20

Richard Bland



Rory McIlroy

2, 11, 20

Keegan Bradley



Phil Mickelson

7, 20

Sam Burns

11, 20


Guido Migliozzi


Patrick Cantlay

11, 12, 20


Francesco Molinari


Paul Casey

2, 20


Jed Morgan


Stewart Cink



Collin Morikawa

2, 7, 8, 11, 20

Corey Conners

11, 20


Sebastian Munoz


Bryson DeChambeau

1, 11, 20


Kevin Na

11, 20

a-Nicholas Dunlap



a-Keita Nakajima


Harris English

2, 11, 20


Joaquin Niemann

11, 20

Tony Finau

11, 20


Alex Noren


Jim Furyk



Shaun Norris


Matthew Fitzpatrick



Louis Oosthuizen

2, 11, 20

Tommy Fleetwood



Mito Pereira


Sergio Garcia

11, 20


Thomas Pieters


Talor Gooch



a-James Piot


Branden Grace



Seamus Power


a-Austin Greaser



Jon Rahm

1, 2, 11, 20

a-Stewart Hagestad



Patrick Reed

6, 11, 20

Brian Harman



Justin Rose


Tyrrell Hatton 



Xander Schauffele

2, 11, 15, 20

Russell Henley



Scottie Scheffler

2, 6, 11, 12, 20

Lucas Herbert



a-Laird Shepherd


Tom Hoge



Adam Scott


Max Homa

12, 20


Webb Simpson

1, 20

Billy Horschel

10, 11, 20


Cameron Smith

9, 11, 12, 20

Viktor Hovland

11, 20


Jordan Spieth

1, 8, 11, 20

Sungjae Im

11, 20


Sepp Straka


Dustin Johnson

1, 6, 11, 20


Justin Thomas

7, 9, 11, 20

Martin Kaymer



Cameron Tringale


Joohyung Kim



Erik van Rooyen


Si Woo Kim



Harold Varner III


Kevin Kisner



Gary Woodland


Brooks Koepka

1, 2, 7, 11, 20


Tiger Woods


Jason Kokrak

11, 20


Cameron Young


K.H. Lee



Will Zalatoris


Min Woo Lee





Underline – U.S. Open champion      a – amateur

Key to Player Exemptions

  1. Winners of the U.S. Open Championship the last 10 years (2012-21)
  2. From the 2021 U.S. Open Championship, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place
  3. Winner of the 2021 U.S. Senior Open Championship
  4. Winner of the 2021 U.S. Amateur Championship
  5. Winners of the 2021 U.S. Junior Amateur & U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships and the 2021 U.S. Amateur Championship runner-up (must be an amateur)
  6. Winners of the Masters Tournament the last five years (2018-22)
  7. Winners of the PGA Championship (2017-22)
  8. Winners of The Open Championship, conducted by The R&A, the last five years (2017-21)
  9. Winners of the 2021 and 2022 Players Championship
  10. Winner of the 2021 European Tour BMW PGA Championship
  11. Those players who qualified for the season-ending 2021 Tour Championship
  12. Multiple winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation (June 2021-June 2022)
  13. Winner of the 2021 Amateur Championship, conducted by The R&A (must be an amateur)
  14. Winner of the 2021 Mark H. McCormack Medal (top-ranked in WAGR & must be an amateur)
  15. Winner of the 2020 Olympic Gold Medal (contested in 2021)
  16. From the four-event U.S. Open 2022 European Qualifying Series (Betfred British Masters, Soudal Open, Dutch Open and Porsche European Open), the top 10 aggregate point earners that are not otherwise exempt
  17. From the 2020-21 Asian Tour Final Order of Merit, the top finisher who is not otherwise exempt as of May 23
  18. From the 2021-22 ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia Final Order of Merit, the top finisher who is not otherwise exempt as of May 23
  19. From the 2021-22 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit, the leading player who is not otherwise exempt as of May 23
  20. Top 60 point leaders and ties from the current Official World Golf Ranking as of May 23, 2022
  21. Top 60 point leaders and ties from the current Official World Golf Ranking as of June 6, 2022
  22. Special exemptions selected by the USGA


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