Davis Love, Ryan Palmer, Chris Wood Added to US Open Field
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Davis Love IV and Ryan Palmer are among six players added to the U.S. Open to fill the 156-man field.
The USGA sets aside six spots for those who moved into the top 60 in the world ranking on Monday. Chris Wood of England stays at No. 60 and was the only player who was not previously exempt. That meant five additional spots went to alternates from the 12 sectional qualifying sites.
The USGA has a formula to determine from which sectional qualifying sites alternates are chosen. Michael Putnam from the Columbus, Ohio, qualifier already got in when Ryan Moore withdrew with a shoulder injury.
The next five were Whee Kim (Tennessee), Gregory Bourdy (England), Todd Light (Springfield, Ohio), Palmer (Texas) and Love (Georgia).