Tag Archives: 2014 U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying

Jun
9
2014
The Putter Boy at Pinehurst

The Putter Boy at Pinehurst

The USGA reserves five extra spots in the field for players who might earn exempt status by playing their way into the top 60 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking. Two guys achieved this — Kevin Na, who is ranked no. 40, and Bernd Wiesberger, who snuck in at no. 60. 

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Jun
3
2014
2014 U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying

C’mon Aussie: Brady Watt eyes qualifying for the U.S. Open

On a gray, rainy morning at the Colonial Country Club in Cordova, a few miles northwest of Memphis, Jason Allred struggled his way through the back nine on the lengthy South Course. It was the first of two rounds he’d play as he attempted to nab one of the 13 U.S. Open spots in the Sectional Qualifier, competing with 145 other players to make next weekend’s field at Pinehurst.

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Jun
3
2014
5 players waiting to playoff for 3 remaining spots

5 players waiting to playoff for 3 remaining spots

With darkness quickly settling in, the vigor had gone straight out of Erik Compton by the time the USGA officials announced the five-for-three (five players–Ryan Blaum, Ken Duke, Compton, Michael Putnam and Cameron Tringale) for three remaining spots) playoff at the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying in Columbus Monday evening.

“Really?” Compton said as he walked off the putting green at Brookside G&CC. “Right now? It’ll be dark by the time we get to the fairway.”

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Jun
2
2014
Robert Garrigus shows off his sexy legs

Robert Garrigus shows off his sexy legs

Oh, it’s that time again, which happens to be one of my favorite days in the golf season — the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, held at Scioto Country Club and Brookside Golf & Country Club, with the latter being the host course this year.

It always falls a week before the championship week beings, which is also the Monday after the Memorial Tournament, so it’s essentially a PGA Tour event, except players are allowed to wear shorts, showing off their *super* sexy white legs, otherwise known as “O.B. stakes” — a la Robert Garrigus in the above picture — and if you don’t have a smart phone, the only leaderboard available is the one written in calligraphy by the scoring area. 

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May
27
2014
Jimenez headlines

Jimenez headlines group of 25 that qualified

25 additional players punched their tickets to the upcoming U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, receiving exemptions via being in the top 60 in the Official World Golf Rankings as of May 26. Miguel Angel Jimenez, who finished tied for runner-up to Tiger Woods at the 2000 U.S. Open, headlines the group — he’s ranked No. 27 in the world, thanks to his fine play as of late. 

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