As you may have heard, the US Open Sectional Qualifiers are being held across the country in 11 different cities today. It’s a one-day 36-hole qualifier for the 63 remaining spots at Congressional next week. The USGA has done a good job compiling a comprehensive list of storylines that you can find here. Links to the scoring are also listed there, but I’d recommend just heading over to Geoff Shackelford’s site – he’s put together a user-friendly list (thanks, Geoff!).
I’d go into more detail if I had time, but I’m running out the door to cover the action at the Columbus Sectional, which is being held at two courses — Lakes and Brookside.
But a few things to note..
*Vijay Singh will break his streak of playing in 62 consecutive majors. He decided to skip the 36-hole qualifier. I’m told he was pretty funny about it when he was interviewed yesterday. Apparently he said something about how he’s tired of shooting 71s and 72s.
*Gary Woodland went into the Memorial ranked 54th in the world, but his sixth-place finish moved him to 41st in the world rankings.
*Five 2011 PGA Tour winners have yet to qualify for the US Open. DA Points, Keegan Bradley, Jhonattan Vegas and Johnson Wagner are vying for a spot in Columbus, while Brendan Steele is playing in the Memphis sectional.
Be back with a more comprehensive report much later tonight. Please treat the space below as an open thread if you’d like!