U.S. Open no longer ‘open,’ eliminates qualifying for major
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“As you can imagine, this was an incredibly difficult decision, as qualifying is a cornerstone of USGA championships,” said USGA senior managing director of championships John Bodenhamer. | Eric Risberg/AP

The COVID-19 pandemic, which already has postponed the U.S. Open at Winged Foot from June to September, has forced the USGA to do away with qualifying for the first time since 1924. The U.S. Open might feel more like a closed shop this year.

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