The 119th U.S. Open: Who's Exempt
September 10, 2018 By USGA
Xander Schauffele finished tied for sixth at Shinnecock Hills to secure a spot at Pebble Beach. (USGA/Chris Keane)

Below is a list of players who are exempt into the 119th U.S. Open Championship, which will be played at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, June 13-16, 2019. 

Bold denotes the first time an exempt player is listed

  • Winners of the U.S. Open last 10 Years: 
    Lucas Glover
    Dustin Johnson
    Martin Kaymer
    Brooks Koepka
    Graeme McDowell
    Rory McIlroy
    Justin Rose
    Webb Simpson
    Jordan Spieth


  • Winner of the 2018 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (must be an amateur):
    Jovan Rebula

  • Winners of the Masters Tournament the last five years:
    Sergio Garcia
    Jordan Spieth
    Danny Willett
    Patrick Reed

    (2019 winner)

  • Winners of The Open Championship the last five years:
    Zach Johnson
    Rory McIlroy
    Francesco Molinari
    Jordan Spieth
    Henrik Stenson

  • Winners of the PGA Championship the last five years:
    Jason Day
    Rory McIlroy
    Justin Thomas
    Jimmy Walker

    Brooks Koepka
    (2019 champion)

  • Winners of the Players Championship the last three years:
    Si Woo Kim
    Webb Simpson
    (2019 winner)

  • Winner of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open:
    David Toms

  • From the 2018 U.S. Open, the lowest 10 scorers and ties:  
    Daniel Berger
    Tony Finau
    Tommy Fleetwood
    Tyrrell Hatton

    Dustin Johnson
    Brooks Koepka
    Patrick Reed
    Justin Rose
    Xander Schauffele
    Webb Simpson
    Henrik Stenson

  • Winner of the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur (Must be an amateur):
    Michael Thorbjornsen

  • Winner and Runner-up of 2018 U.S. Amateur (Must be an amateur):
    Devon Bling
    Viktor Hovland


  • Winner of the 2018 Mark H. McCormack Medal, awarded to the top player in the men's World Amateur Golf Ranking (Must be an amateur):
    Braden Thornberry

  • Players qualifying for the season-ending 2018 Tour Championship:
    Keegan Bradley
    Patrick Cantlay
    Paul Casey

    Jason Day
    Bryson DeChambeau
    Tony Finau
    Tommy Fleetwood
    Rickie Fowler
    Billy Horschel

    Dustin Johnson
    Patton Kizzire
    Brooks Koepka
    Marc Leishman
    Hideki Matsuyama

    Rory McIlroy
    Phil Mickelson
    Francesco Molinari
    Kevin Na
    Jon Rahm

    Patrick Reed
    Justin Rose
    Xander Schauffele
    Webb Simpson
    Cameron Smith
    Kyle Stanley

    Justin Thomas
    Bubba Watson
    Aaron Wise
    Gary Woodland
    Tiger Woods

     
  • Winner of the 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur (Must be an amateur):
    (to be conducted Sept. 22-27)

  • Top 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking as of June 10, 2019, and an earlier date to be determined
    (Players to be determined)
     
  • Special exemptions as selected by the USGA


Exempt players must still file a championship entry, and all exemption critera is subject to change.