The USGA announced the 84 players as of today in the field for next month’s major championship at Los Angeles Country Club, and Tiger Woods is currently noticeably missing from that roster as he recovers from leg surgery.
There is Hope: The full U.S. Open field is not currently set, as 10 final qualifiers are not identified/set yet. Those started Monday, where eight golfers — including Sergio Garcia — gained Open spots by way of their finishes in the 120-player field at Northwood Club and Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas.
Why is he not in? Woods had April surgery to address post-traumatic arthritis in his right ankle that was caused by injuries suffered in a February 2021 car wreck. Jeez, this guy has had more injuries than the entire Washington Commanders’ Offensive Line! But still, he is El Tigre – So we shall pay the obligatory homage and take a look and watch his top 10 golf shots below 👇 – Tell us if there is one or 5 that you, our beloved golf community, believe we missed in the comments! I dare you to …Double Dog Dare you too! And as we all know, you can’t disregard a double dog dare. It’s poor etiquette and frankly just poor manners! If we agree we will apologize formally in the comments and send out some swag!
Here’s the Lowdown: He played in the Masters before the surgery, making the cut before withdrawing due to injury, but missed the PGA Championship this past week. He remains without a timetable to return. Otherwise, known as standard practice for the last decade for TW on Tour…Gimme just one last farewell tour – and I can die a happy man. Throw in a few majors and I’ll run with the bulls in Pamplona. Well, not like a real bull, but…I would most certainly run with a few Chicago Bulls B squad players in a safe place in Pamplona…I’m no dummy – Ya’ got to get up pretty early in the morning to get one over on ole Blogger Vance! Quoting Talladega Nights Here ” You Know that’s a great Nickname – You’re just mad you didn’t come up with it!”
The USGA said Monday that 33 additional golfers have earned full exemptions into the season’s third major, set to be played June 15-18. Among those now exempt based on being in the top 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking as of Monday are Jason Day (No. 22), Patrick Reed (No. 44), and Tyrrell Hatton (No. 18).
A full list can be found here on the USGA official site.
Information from Reuters was used in this report. Sooooo that’s kind of a big deal!