McGirt, Finau among 6 US Open players added to Oakmont field
OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) Memorial winner William McGirt and Puerto Rico Open champion Tony Finau were among six players added to the U.S. Open on Monday.
The USGA set aside six spots for anyone who made the top 60 in the world ranking Monday.
McGirt was the only one at No. 44 because of his victory two weeks ago at the Memorial. No one else played well enough to crack the top 60, so those spots went to five alternates from various sectional qualifying sites.
Finau was the first alternate from the Springfield, Ohio, sectional, while Daniel Summerhays was first alternate from the larger Ohio section. The others were Zach Edmondson (Florida sectional), Kevin Foley (New Jersey) and Mike Van Sickle (Maryland), the son of Sports Illustrated golf writer Gary Van Sickle.