I just found the list of players who have qualified for the U.S. Open. Once again, my name is not on the list…
Here are the players who did make it and how:
U.S. Open champions (last 10 years): Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods, Lee Janzen, Ernie Els, Steve Jones, Corey Pavin.
Winner and runner-up of the 2004 U.S. Amateur: a-Ryan Moore, a-Luke List.
Masters champions (last five years): Phil Mickelson, Mike Weir.
British Open champions (last five years): Todd Hamilton, Ben Curtis, David Duval.
PGA champions (last five years): Vijay Singh, Shaun Micheel, Rich Beem, David Toms.
2005 Players Championship winner: Fred Funk.
2004 U.S. Senior Open champion: Peter Jacobsen.
Top 15 players and ties from the 2004 U.S. Open: Jeff Maggert, Shigeki Maruyama, Robert Allenby, Steve Flesch, Jay Haas, Stephen Ames, Chris DiMarco, Tim Herron, a-Spencer Levin, Tim Clark.
Top 30 players from the 2004 PGA Tour money list: Stewart Cink, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Davis Love III, Stuart Appleby, Mark Hensby, Rory Sabbatini, Jerry Kelly, Zach Johnson, Scott Verplank, John Daly, Chad Campbell, K.J. Choi, Darren Clarke (WD), Carlos Franco, Kenny Perry.
Top 15 players from the 2004 European tour money list: Padraig Harrington, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Thomas Levet, Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, David Howell, Angel Cabrera, Nick O’Hern, Paul Casey, Stephen Gallacher.
Top 10 players from the 2005 PGA money list on May 30: Justin Leonard, Luke Donald.
Multiple winners of PGA Tour events from April 28, 2004, through June 5, 2005: Bart Bryant.
Top two players from the Japan Golf Tour money list, provided they are in the top 75 in the world: Shingo Katayama, Toru Taniguchi.
Top two players from the Australasian tour money list, provided they are in the top 75 in the world: Richard Green.
Top 50 in the world ranking published May 30: Tom Lehman, Thomas Bjorn, Peter Lonard, Craig Parry, Rod Pampling, Fred Couples, Paul McGinely, Charles Howell III, Colin Montgomerie.
Sectional qualifying (36 holes): Steven Conran, Yong Eun Yang, Keiichiro Fukabori, Peter Hanson, Jonathan Lomas, Simon Dyson, Soren Kjeldsen, Michael Campbell, Peter Hedblom, Robert Karlsson, Nick Dougherty, Jose-Filipe Lima, Jerry Smith, Geoff Ogilvy, Scott McCarron, John Rollins, Bernhard Langer, John Cook, Ted Purdy, Robert Gamez, Arron Oberholser, Carl Pettersson, Bob Tway, Bill Glasson, Euan Walter, Joe Ogilvie, Frank Lickliter, Brandt Jobe, Bob Estes, Steve Lowery, Eric Axley, a-Trip Kuehne, Michael Allen, Len Mattiace, J.L. Lewis, J.J. Henry, Steve Allan, Chris Nallen, Casey Wittenberg, Matt Kuchar, J.P. Hayes, Tommy Armour III, Olin Browne, Craig Barlow, James Driscoll, Rocco Mediate, Rob Rashell, Steve Elkington, Ryuji Imada, Ian Leggatt, David Hearn, Franklin Langham, Tom Pernice Jr.
Local (18 holes) and Sectional qualifying: Wil Collins, Jim Benepe, Patrick Damron, John Merrick, Sal Spallone, Kyle Willmann, Paul Claxton, Troy Kelly, Nick Jones, Scott Gibson, Michael Ruiz, Eric Meichtry, a-Pierre-Henri Soero, Derek Brown, Scott Parel, Aaron Barber, Jason Gore, a-David Denham, Clint Jensen, Brandt Snedeker, Omar Uresti, D.J. Brigman, John Mallinger, David Oh, a-Lee Williams, a-Michael Putnam, Matthew Every, Lee Rinker, Nick Gilliam, Josh McCumber.
Special exemptions: Nick Price
My mental game needs some help