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USGA Cancels More, Including U.S. Open Qualifying

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So....it’s the US CLOSED tournament.

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4 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

So....it’s the US CLOSED tournament.

Yes. Another COVID casualty.

10 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

How many members here on TST does this affect?    This is indeed sad.  ☹️

I hoped to qualify this year, but I suppose I will have to wait until next year.

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5 minutes ago, David in FL said:

So tournament golf is safe for those exempt, but not for anyone else.

Qualifying happens BEFORE the event itself, so it's more about the timeline.

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45 minutes ago, iacas said:

Qualifying happens BEFORE the event itself, so it's more about the timeline.

I get it, but it’s not that long before.  And there’s going to be a lot of professional tournament golf being played well before that...

 

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4 minutes ago, David in FL said:

I get it, but it’s not that long before.  And there’s going to be a lot of professional tournament golf being played well before that...

US Open qualifying isn't in the same family or at least genus as the U.S. Open or professional tournament golf.

It's conducted all over, and would require massive coordination of things by people who aren't really used to doing this, and all sites would have slightly different procedures (given the safety requirements), and some sites might not even be open to tournament golf by that point… etc.

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8 hours ago, dennyjones said:

How many members here on TST does this affect?    This is indeed sad.  ☹️

A friend of mine qualified and played in the US Senior Open last year, I'm sure he would have tried again this year.  His son is a college golfer and was probably going to try to qualify for the US Open.  Both would have been long shots, but who knows what could have happened.

7 hours ago, David in FL said:

I get it, but it’s not that long before.  And there’s going to be a lot of professional tournament golf being played well before that...

Just for reference, qualifying for the US Senior Open was scheduled to be held at 34 different locations.  US Open local qualifying was tentatively scheduled for 108 different courses, with subsequent regional qualifiers planned to cut the field from over 8000 applicants to about 70.  Its no surprise that the logistics off all this were simply impossible to manage, with all of the uncertainty regarding procedures and re-opening schedules around the country.

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I expected this, that breaks my streak, have been going to sectionals every year. Love the event, no crowds, watch up close, see new courses. Sigh.

Not gonna have to wonder what of the British Open qualifying as the Open is canceled.

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1 hour ago, DaveP043 said:

A friend of mine qualified and played in the US Senior Open last year, I'm sure he would have tried again this year.  

My apologies, he qualified and played the U.S. Senior Amateur, and his son was planning to try for the U.S. Am.  Still, opportunities lost.

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On 5/19/2020 at 8:41 AM, Vinsk said:

So....it’s the US CLOSED tournament.

Or the US Invitational. 

Read an article in the paper yesterday about this. I never realized what a Herculean task qualifying was for the USGA to pull off! It is a huge job! It would have been impossible to pull off under the current situation. The Open itself seems small by comparison. 

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16 hours ago, Buckeyebowman said:

Or the US Invitational. 

Read an article in the paper yesterday about this. I never realized what a Herculean task qualifying was for the USGA to pull off! It is a huge job! It would have been impossible to pull off under the current situation. The Open itself seems small by comparison. 

Exactly, and relies on a far higher proportion of volunteers that the US Open itself.

 

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