Ogilvy, Pampling and Allenby join US Open lineup

BY iseekgolf.com | US PGA Tour | 2006 US Open | General | 31 May 2006
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Aussies Geoff Ogilvy, Rod Pampling and Robert Allenby are three of the nine golfers who earned full exemptions into the US Open with the close of three active categories as of May 30. A total of 79 golfers are fully exempt from qualifying for the upcoming Championship, scheduled from June 15-18 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Ogilvy and Pampling, both winners on the US PGA TOUR in 2006 earned their exemptions by easily staying in the top 50 in the World Rankings. The other six who earned full exemptions by being in the top 50 of the updated World Rankings are Paul Casey, a winner on the 2006 PGA European Tour, along with Rory Sabbatini, Darren Clarke, Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson and Tom Lehman.

The trio join fellow Australasians Stuart Appleby, defending Champion Michael Campbell (NZL), Mark Hensby, Nick O’Hern and Adam Scott in the line up for the second major of 2006.

The 10 leading money leaders on the PGA Tour for 2006 and the top two money leaders of the PGA European Tour for 2006 were already fully exempt, after considering the world rankings. The remainder of the top 50 ranked players (41) was already fully exempt through other criteria.

One more fully exempt place could be awarded following the close of this week’s Memorial Tournament on the PGA Tour, if the winner is not already fully exempt and it is his second Tour win since last April 27.

Sectional qualifying for the remaining 77 spots will take place at 13 sites on June 5-6. The first sectional qualifier was held May 29 in Japan with three spots for the US Open field awarded.

Current Exemptions
Adam Scott
Allen Doyle
Angel Cabrera
Arron Oberholser

Bart Bryant
Ben Crane
Ben Curtis
Billy Mayfair
Bob Estes
Brandt Jobe

Chad Campbell
Charles Howell
Chris DiMarco
Colin Montgomerie
Corey Pavin

Darren Clarke
David Duval
David Howell
David Toms
Davis Love
Dillon Dougherty

Edoardo Molinari
Ernie Els

Fred Couples
Fred Funk

Geoff Ogilvy

Henrik Stenson

Jim Furyk
John Cook
Jose Maria Olazabal
Justin Leonard

K.J. Choi
Kenneth Ferrie
Kenny Perry

Lee Janzen
Lucas Glover
Luke Donald

Mark Calcavecchia Mark Hensby
Michael Campbell
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Mike Weir

Nick Dougherty Nick O’Hern
Nick Price
Niclas Fasth

Olin Browne

Padraig Harrington
Paul Casey
Paul McGinley
Peter Hedblom
Peter Jacobsen
Phil Mickelson

Retief Goosen
Rich Beem Robert Allenby
Rocco Mediate Rod Pampling
Rory Sabbatini
Ryuji Imada

Scott Verplank
Sean O’Hair
Sergio Garcia
Shaun Micheel
Shingo Katayama
Steve Jones
Steven Ames
Stewart Cink Stuart Appleby

Ted Purdy
Thomas Bjorn
Tiger Woods
Tim Clark
Tim Herron
Todd Hamilton
Tom Lehman
Trevor Immelman

Vijay Singh

Zach Johnson

Photo – Anthony Powter
Source – USGA

 

Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1   ↑3 +5 Geoff Ogilvy Australia 71 70 72 72 285
T2   ↑T4 +6 Colin Montgomerie Scotland 69 71 75 71 286
T2   ↑T8 +6 Jim Furyk United States 70 72 74 70 286
T2   ↓T1 +6 Phil Mickelson United States 70 73 69 74 286
5   ↑T8 +7 Padraig Harrington Ireland 73 69 74 71 287
T6   ↑T20 +8 Jeff Sluman United States 74 73 72 69 288
T6   ↓T1 +8 Kenneth Ferrie England 71 70 71 76 288
T6   ↑T8 +8 Mike Weir Canada 71 74 71 72 288
T6   ↑T20 +8 Nick O'hern Australia 75 70 74 69 288
T6   ↓T4 +8 Steve Stricker United States 70 69 76 73 288
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
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