A total of 76 golfers are fully exempt from qualifying for the upcoming Championship, scheduled from June 17-20 at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.
Garcia and Jimenez earned their exemptions by easily staying in the top 50 in the World Rankings. The other 10 who earned full exemptions by being in the top 50 of the updated World Rankings are Stephen Ames, Angel Cabrera, Stewart Cink, Fred Couples, Todd Hamilton, Joakim Haeggman, Scott Hoch, Zach Johnson, Shigeki Maruyama and Craig Parry.
Cink also earned his full exemption through the updated list for the top 10 money leaders on the PGA Tour. The other nine leading money leaders on the PGA Tour and the top two money leaders of the European Tour for 2004 were already fully exempt. The remainder of the top 50 ranked players (38) were already fully exempt through other criteria.