2017 Masters champion Sergio Garcia (Spain) has qualified for the U.S. Open after a regional qualifier.
Garcia tied for fourth place with a two-day total of 9-under-par 132 at the final US Open qualifier at Northwoods Club and Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday (July 24).
Garcia, who made the move to LIVGolf after playing on the PGA Tour, did not qualify for this year’s U.S. Open, ending his 24-year streak of playing in the event.
The U.S. Open is based on world rankings, and Garcia’s ranking dropped to 206th after his move to LIVGolf.
Garcia missed the PGA Championship, which concluded on Nov. 21, ending his 24-year streak of playing in every major. He entered the Masters in April as the 2017 winner. The winner of the Masters receives lifetime eligibility to play in the Masters.
With his streak of U.S. Open appearances in jeopardy, Garcia entered the regional qualifier and qualified to continue his streak. The top eight players in the qualifier earned spots.
With his qualification, Garcia joins PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson (USA), and Cameron Smith (AUS) as LIVGolf’s representatives at the US Open.메이저사이트
Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell (Northern Ireland), who is playing for LIVGolf in the hunt for a US Open ticket, did not qualify after finishing tied for 12th.
Korean-American Michael Kim shot an 8-under 133 to finish tied for seventh but failed to qualify in a playoff, while Kim Sung-hyun, 25, shot a 7-under 134 and missed the cut by one stroke.
The U.S. Open, the third major of the season, begins on June 16 at Los Angeles Country Club in Los Angeles, Calif.