USGA may adjust Open qualifier


DUBLIN, Ohio – Just about the time players returned to Muirfield Village’s practice tee to prepare for the third-round restart, which is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. (ET), following the day’s second weather delay the U.S. Golf Association announced it will push Monday’s 36-hole U.S. Open qualifier back to Tuesday if the Memorial Tournament needs an extra day to be completed.

The USGA also will adjust to accommodate a handful of players who are signed up to play an Open qualifier elsewhere, like Greg Chalmers, Nathan Green (Memphis) and Spencer Levin (Sacramento, Calif.)

“Any player who was scheduled to play in a qualifier in another city who made the cut in the Memorial will have the option of playing in the Columbus qualifier,” the release said.

Players who missed the cut will be required to play at their originally scheduled qualifying site.