Jun
6
2011
And Now Your (Belated) Guide to the US Open Sectional Qualifying
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

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!