The 156 Player Field for the US Open

By Associated PressJune 7, 2007, 4:00 pm
2007 U.S. OpenTULSA, Okla. -- OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) -- The 156-man field for the 107th U.S. Open golf championship, to be played June 14-17 at Oakmont Country Club. Players listed only in the first category for which they were eligible (a-amateur):
 
U.S. Open champions (last 10 years)
 
Geoff Ogilvy, Michael Campbell, Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods, Lee Janzen, Ernie Els.
 
Winner and runner-up of the 2006 U.S. Amateur
 
a-Richie Ramsay, a-John Kelly.
 
Masters champions (last five years)
 
Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Mike Weir.
 
British Open champions (last five years)
 
Todd Hamilton, Ben Curtis.
 
PGA champions (last five years)
 
Vijay Singh, Shaun Micheel, Rich Beem.
 
2006 U.S. Senior Open champion
 
Allen Doyle.
 
Top 15 players and ties from the 2006 U.S. Open
 
Colin Montgomerie, Padraig Harrington, Nick O'Hern, Jeff Sluman, Steve Stricker, Kenneth Ferrie, Ryudi Imada, Luke Donald, Ian Poulter, Paul Casey.
 
Top 30 players from the 2006 PGA Tour money list
 
Adam Scott, Trevor Immelman, Stuart Appleby, Brett Wetterich, David Toms, Rory Sabbatini, Joe Durant, Chad Campbell, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Rod Pampling, Carl Petterson, Brett Quigley, Lucas Glover, Dean Wilson, Arron Oberholser, Tom Pernice Jr., Stephen Ames, K.J. Choi, J.J. Henry.
 
Top 15 players from the 2006 European tour money list
 
David Howell, Robert Karlsson, Henrik Stenson, Johan Edfors, Sergio Garcia, Anthony Wall, Thomas Bjorn, Niclas Fasth.
 
Top 10 players from the 2007 money list through the Colonial
 
John Rollins.
 
Top two players from the 2006 Japanese tour money list, provided they were in the top 75 in the world ranking
 
Shingo Katayama, Jeev Milka Singh.
 
Top 50 in the world ranking on May 28
 
Charles Howell III, Robert Allenby, Jose Maria Olazabal, Justin Rose, Aaron Baddeley, Soctt Verplank, Angel Cabrera, Chris DiMarco, Vaughn Taylor, Charl Schwartzel, Lee Westwood, Anders Hansen, Tim Clark.
 
Sectional qualifying (36 holes)
 
Toru Taniguchi, Kaname Yokoo, Nobuhiro Masuda, Peter Hanson, Darren Fichardt, Nick Dougherty, Miguel Rodriguez, Marcus Fraser, Graeme McDowell, Sam Walker, Christian Cevaer, Soren Kjeldsen, Jason Dufner, Jeff Brehaut, Bubba Watson, Ryan Moore, Harrison Frazar, Jerry Kelly, Ken Duke, Todd Fischer, Camilo Villegas, Nathan Green, Nick Watney, Stephen Marino, Michael Putnam, Pablo Martin, Pat Perez, Sean O'Hair, a-Trip Kuehne, Boo Weekley, Craig Kanada, Eric Axley, Woody Austin, Anthony Kim, Darron Stiles, Kirk Triplett, Brandt Snedeker, Tripp Isenhour, Olin Browne, D.J. Brigman, Tim Petrovic, Matthew Goggin, Bob Estes, Steve Elkington, Paul Goydos, Johnson Wagner, Tom Byrum, Joey Sindelar, Fred Funk, Hunter Mahan, Justin Leonard, Ryan Palmer, Kevin Sutherland, Andrew Buckle, a-Richard Lee.
 
Local (18 holes) and sectional qualifying
 
Lee Williams, Mark Harrell, a-Jeff Golden, a-Chris Condello, Mike Small, Jonathan Mills, Martin Laird, Michael Berg, Warren Pineo, John Koskinen, Jason Kokrak, Tom Gillis, Kyle Dobbs, Jacob Rogers, Adam Speirs, Todd Rossetti, Chris Stroud, a-Alex Prugh, Jason Allen, Rhys Davies, Geoffrey Sisk, Frank Bensel, Ricky Barnes, Joe Daley, Andy Matthews, Michael Block, George McNeill, a-Philip Pettitt Jr., a-Martin Ureta.
 
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    Watch: McIlroy gives Fleetwood a birthday cake

    By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 19, 2018, 2:58 pm

    Tommy Fleetwood turned 27 on Friday. He celebrated with some good golf – a 4-under 68 in Abu Dhabi, leaving him only two shots back in his title defense – and a birthday cake, courtesy of Rory Mcllroy.

    While giving a post-round interview, Fleetwood was surprised to see McIlroy approaching with a cake in hand.

    “I actually baked this before we teed off,” McIlroy joked.

    Fleetwood blew out the three candles – “three wishes!” – and offered McIlroy a slice.  

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    DJ shoots 64 to surge up leaderboard in Abu Dhabi

    By Ryan LavnerJanuary 19, 2018, 1:48 pm

    Dustin Johnson stood out among a star-studded three-ball that combined to shoot 18 under par with just one bogey Friday at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

    Shaking off a sloppy first round at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Johnson matched the low round of the day with a 64 that put him within four shots of Thomas Pieters’ lead.

    “I did everything really well,” Johnson said. “It was a pretty easy 64.”

    Johnson made four bogeys during an even-par 72 on Thursday and needed a solid round Friday to make the cut. Before long, he was closer to the lead than the cut line, making birdie on three of the last four holes and setting the pace in a group that also included good rounds from Rory McIlroy (66) and Tommy Fleetwood (68).

    “Everyone was hitting good shots,” McIlroy said. “That’s all we were seeing, and it’s nice when you play in a group like that. You feed off one another.” 


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    Coming off a blowout victory at Kapalua, Johnson is searching for his first regular European Tour title. He tied for second at this event a year ago.

    Johnson’s second-round 64 equaled the low round of the day (Jorge Campillo and Branden Grace). 

    “It was just really solid all day long,” Johnson said. “Hit a lot of great shots, had a lot of looks at birdies, which is what I need to do over the next two days if I want to have a chance to win on Sunday.” 

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    Closing eagle moves Rory within 3 in Abu Dhabi

    By Ryan LavnerJanuary 19, 2018, 12:57 pm

    What rust? Rory McIlroy appears to be in midseason form.

    Playing competitively for the first time since Oct. 8, McIlroy completed 36 holes without a bogey Friday, closing with an eagle to shoot 6-under 66 to sit just three shots back at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

    “I’m right in the mix after two days and I’m really happy in that position,” he told reporters afterward.

    McIlroy took a 3 ½-month break to heal his body, clear his mind and work on his game after his first winless year since 2008, his first full season as a pro.

    He's back on track at a familiar playground, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, where he’s racked up eight top-11s (including six top-3s) in his past nine starts there.


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    McIlroy opened with a 69 Thursday, then gave himself even more chances on Day 2, cruising along at 4 under for the day when he reached the par-5 closing hole. After launching a 249-yard long iron to 25 feet, he poured in the eagle putt to pull within three shots of Thomas Pieters (65). 

    Despite the layoff, McIlroy edged world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, coming off a blowout victory at Kapalua, by a shot over the first two rounds. 

    “DJ is definitely the No. 1 player in the world right now, and one of, if not the best, driver of the golf ball," McIlroy said. "To be up there with him over these first two days, it proves to me that I’m doing the right things and gives me a lot of confidence going forward.”

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    Duke to fill in for injured Pavin at CareerBuilder

    By Ryan LavnerJanuary 19, 2018, 12:25 pm

    Ken Duke will fill in for Corey Pavin for the next two rounds of the CareerBuilder Challenge – with nothing at stake but his amateur partner’s position on the leaderboard.

    Pavin was 4 over par when he withdrew after 17 holes Thursday because of a neck injury. Tournament officials contacted Duke, the first alternate, and asked if he would take Pavin’s spot and partner with Luis Lopez for the next two rounds, even though he would not receive any official money.

    Duke accepted and explained his decision on Twitter:

    Playing on past champion’s status, the 48-year-old Duke has made only four starts this season, with a best finish of a tie for 61st at the RSM Classic.

    Pavin received a sponsor exemption into the event, his first PGA Tour start since the 2015 Colonial.