While construction of the 2020 U.S. Open field looked quite different than it has in past years, the final list looks pretty much the same. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the USGA canceled qualifying for the event, which means that all 144 golfers who tee it up at Winged Foot next week got in via an exemption. 

This is unusual for a field that is normally 156 players large and whose composition is often half exemptions and half qualifiers via local and sectional qualifying. Because of this the USGA attempted to put together a facsimile of a U.S. Open field by offering exemptions for categories of players that are not normally offered.

Here’s a sampling of…

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