USGA Cancels All U.S. Open Qualifying, Will Create Exemptions
The USGA is canceling all local and sectional qualifying for the 2020 U.S. Open, according to Golf Digest.
According to Golf Digest, the USGA instead will create exemption categories. Those categories are still being finalized.
The U.S. Open, which is set to be held at Winged Foot in September will be played without fans.
“Throughout this process, our primary focus has been the safety and well-being of everyone involved, including our players, volunteers, host club representatives and staff. We have not taken these decisions lightly and wish we had more options. But with a continued, keen interest in doing what is best for all involved, although we are extremely disappointed, this is the right decision,” said John Bodenhamer, senior managing director of Championships for the USGA.
The USGA also canceled the U.S. Mid-Amateur, the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur an both senior amateur championships.
The U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur are keeping their original dates.