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5 big names who failed to qualify for the 2021 U.S. Open

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The field for the 2021 U.S. Open is set, with 156 players ready to tackle the iconic Torrey Pines South next week.

Following last week’s Memorial Tournament, the top 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking who were not already exempt received invites, and earlier this week, players battled it out for the final places at qualifying.

Here we’ll take a look at 5 big names who you may be surprised to see won’t be teeing it up next week at Torrey Pines.

Jason Day

The 2015 PGA Champion’s 10-year streak of appearing at the U.S. Open will come to an end next week, as Day’s inconsistency and injuries over the past 24 months finally catches up with him.

Day withdrew from last week’s Memorial, citing a bad back, and decided not to enter the qualifying process. The 33-year-old will also be more disappointed than most to miss out, considering he has two wins at this year’s host venue.

The Aussie currently sits 70th in the OWGR, but it’s not all bad for Day with his wife, Ellie, expecting their fourth child.

Rickie Fowler

Many fans will be disappointed by the absence of Rickie Fowler next week in what would have been a home U.S. Open for the native Californian. The 32-year-old has hit some form in recent weeks, which gave him a shot at qualifying, but a slow start in the sectionals ultimately cost Fowler, who ended up missing the playoff by one stroke.

Next week’s U.S. Open will be the first Fowler has missed in 11 years, and just like at the Masters, he told media that he’d likely tune in to the event over at Tiger’s house.

Brandt Snedeker

The times are changing, as yet another long time fixture at U.S. Opens will be missing out this year, and in all honesty, Snedeker was never really close.

The 40-year-old has appeared at every U.S. Open since 2013, but he has now slipped to 135 in the OWGR and missed a playoff in qualifying by five strokes.

Keegan Bradley

One of the most surprising names to miss out on a spot next week is Keegan Bradley, who has not only been a regular at the event but who has also been in decent form in 2021.

The 2011 PGA Champ has four top-25 finishes in his last five starts but still languishes at 73rd in the OWGR and suffered a similar fate to Fowler at qualifying, missing the final playoff by one stroke.

Lucas Glover

Missing his first U.S. Open since 2008, the 2009 champ Lucas Glover missed out on this year’s event mainly in thanks to a mixed bag of results over the last couple of years.

Glover was another who attempted to go through qualifying to earn his spot at Torrey Pines but finished four shots out of the playoff, condemning him to an unwanted week off.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Brentm08

    Jun 16, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Just shows and emphasizes how hard it is to get into the US Open. So many at the top end of the profession of golf and not exempt.

  2. Joe

    Jun 15, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Lucas Glover’s wife is gonna drop the hammer on him

  3. Domestic Donkey

    Jun 11, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    What about the big donkey?

  4. Beegan Kradley

    Jun 11, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Wont be seeing Keegans pre shot dance move routine. Saddened.

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How much each player won from the FedEx Cup at the 2021 Tour Championship

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Patrick Cantlay saw off Jon Rahm to make it back-to-back wins and grab the $15 million FedEx bonus at East Lake on Sunday. The Spaniard gave it all he could but eventually had to settle for second-place and a whopping consolation of $5 million.

Here’s a look at how much each player made from the FedEx Cup scheme, including those who didn’t make it all the way to East Lake.

1: Patrick Cantlay, -21, $15,000,000

2: Jon Rahm, -20, $5,000,000

3: Kevin Na, -16, $4,000,000

4: Justin Thomas, -15, $3,000,000

T-5: Xander Schauffele, -14, $2,200,000

T-5: Viktor Hovland, -14, $2,200,000

7: Bryson DeChambeau, -13, $1,300,000

8: Dustin Johnson, -11, $1,100,000

T-9: Billy Horschel, -10, $890,000

T-9: Abraham Ancer, -10, $830,000

T-11: Daniel Berger, -8, $705,000

T-11: Jason Kokrak, -8, $705,000

T-11: Tony Finau, -8, $705,000

T-14: Sergio Garcia, -7, $583,750

T-14: Rory McIlroy, -7, $583,750

T-14: Louis Oosthuizen, -7, $583,750

T-14: Cameron Smith, -7, $583,750

T-18: Sam Burns, -6, $527,500

T-18: Harris English, -6, $527,500

T-20: Sungjae Im, -4, $497,500

T-20: Jordan Spieth, -4, $497,500

T-22: Erik van Rooyen, -3, $466,666

T-22: Corey Conners, -3, $466,666

T-22: Scottie Scheffler, -3, $466,666

25: Patrick Reed, -2, $445,000

T-26: Stewart Cink, E, $425,000

T-26: Hideki Matsuyama, E, $425,000

T-26: Collin Morikawa, E, $425,000

29: Joaquin Niemann, +4, $405,000

30: Brooks Koepka, WD, $395,000

31: K.H. Lee, $200,000

32: Charley Hoffman, $195,000

33: Alex Noren, $190,000

34: Si Woo Kim, $186,000

35: Max Homa, $183,000

36: Hudson Swafford, $181,000

37: Cam Davis, $179,000

38: Kevin Kisner, $177,000

39: Keegan Bradley, $175,000

40: Webb Simpson, $173,000

41: Brian Harman, $171,000

42: Marc Leishman, $169,000

43: Cameron Tringale, $168,000

44: Harold Varner III, $167,000

45: Shane Lowry, $166,000

46: Lucas Glover, $165,000

47: Matt Jones, $164,000

48: Carlos Ortiz, $163,000

49: Aaron Wise, $162,000

50: Lee Westwood, $161,000

51: Charl Schwartzel, $160,000

52: Paul Casey, $159,000

53: Sebastián Muñoz, $158,000

54: Tom Hoge, $157,000

55: Branden Grace, $156,000

56: Russell Henley, $155,000

57: Cameron Champ, $154,000

58: Maverick McNealy, $153,000

59: Emiliano Grillo, $152,000

60: Robert Streb, $151,000

61: Jhonattan Vegas, $150,000

62: Chris Kirk, $150,000

63: Patton Kizzire, $150,000

64: Kevin Streelman, $150,000

65: Keith Mitchell, $150,000

66: Harry Higgs, $140,000

67: Mackenzie Hughes, $140,000

68: Talor Gooch, $140,000

69: Ryan Palmer, $140,000

70: Phil Mickelson, $140,000

71: Matthew Wolff, $110,000

72: Seamus Power, $110,000

73: Matt Fitzpatrick, $110,000

74: Tyrrell Hatton, $110,000

75: Martin Laird, $110,000

76: Joel Dahmen, $110,000

77: Ian Poulter, $110,000

78: Troy Merritt, $110,000

79: J:T: Poston, $110,000

80: Pat Perez, $110,000

81: Bubba Watson, $110,000

82: Andrew Putnam, $110,000

83: Doug Ghim, $110,000

84: Brandon Hagy, $110,000

85: Adam Long, $110,000

86: Peter Malnati, $105,000

87: Wyndham Clark, $105,000

88: Adam Schenk, $105,000

89: Lanto Griffin, $105,000

90: Adam Scott, $105,000

91: Kramer Hickok, $105,000

92: Brian Stuard, $105,000

93: Henrik Norlander, $105,000

94: Doc Redman, $105,000

95: Brian Gay, $105,000

96: Roger Sloan, $105,000

97: Brandt Snedeker, $105,000

98: Hank Lebioda, $105,000

99: Tyler McCumber, $105,000

100: Denny McCarthy, $105,000

101: Brendon Todd, $101,000

102: Luke List, $101,000

103: Adam Hadwin, $101,000

104: Chez Reavie, $101,000

105: Brendan Steele, $101,000

106: Sepp Straka, $101,000

107: Garrick Higgo, $101,000

108: James Hahn, $101,000

109: Zach Johnson, $101,000

110: Russell Knox, $101,000

111: Matt Wallace, $101,000

112: Sam Ryder, $101,000

113: Gary Woodland, $101,000

114: Jason Day, $101,000

115: Matthew NeSmith, $101,000

116: Scott Piercy, $101,000

117: Kyle Stanley, $101,000

118: Anirban Lahiri, $101,000

119: Dylan Frittelli, $101,000

120: Richy Werenski, $101,000

121: C:T: Pan, $101,000

122: Matt Kuchar, $101,000

123: Brice Garnett, $101,000

124: Scott Stallings, $101,000

125: Chesson Hadley, $101,000

126: Justin Rose, $70,000

127: Ryan Armour, $70,000

128: Patrick Rodgers, $70,000

129: Bo Hoag, $70,000

130: Camilo Villegas, $70,000

131: Nate Lashley, $70,000

132: Michael Thompson, $70,000

133: Rory Sabbatini, $70,000

134: Rickie Fowler, $70,000

135: Cameron Percy, $70,000

136: Austin Cook, $70,000

137: Tommy Fleetwood, $70,000

138: Chase Seiffert, $70,000

139: Charles Howell III, $70,000

140: Vincent Whaley, $70,000

141: Nick Taylor, $70,000

142: Francesco Molinari, $70,000

143: Mark Hubbard, $70,000

144: Ryan Moore, $70,000

145: Michael Gligic, $70,000

146: Joseph Bramlett, $70,000

147: Bo Van Pelt, $70,000

148: Beau Hossler, $70,000

149: Vaughn Taylor, $70,000

150: Satoshi Kodaira, $70,000

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Lee Westwood shares a brilliant and obvious tip to help hone in your irons

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Ahead of the upcoming Ryder Cup matches, Lee Westwood took to social media to share a helpful tip on honing in your irons.

In the Twitter video, Westwood explains that he writes his stock yardages on the actual club of each of his irons. The Englishman shows the “164” written in black marker on the back of his 8-iron to the camera and then proceeds to flush one 163 yards.

Not bad.

This may seem like an incredibly obvious tip, but having the visual reminder has done wonders for the 46-year-old, who finished runner-up at the Players Championship this spring.

Westwood was eliminated from the FedEx Cup Playoffs at last week’s BMW Championship, but he is currently qualified for the European Ryder Cup team.

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Bryson documents quest for 215mph ball speed ahead of Long Drive Championship

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Bryson DeChambeau will tee it up later this month at The Professional Long Driver’s Association World Championship, and ahead of the event, the 27-year-old has been ramping up his preparation.

In a new video on Bryson’s YouTube Channel, the Californian gave fans inside access to how he’s gearing up for the event, with the testosterone reaching fever-pitch, even resulting in some broken golf balls!

In the vid, DeChambeau goes in search of 215mph ball speed, and it truly shows the dedication and mindset of the 2020 U.S. Open champ, as well as the hours and hard work he puts in to chase his goals.

Bryson reaches an impressive 212.5mph ball speed in training after a whopping 187 tries and then heads to a Long Drive Tournament simulation where he made it all the way to the final round thanks to smashed drives of up to 375 yards.

Interestingly, during the video, Bryson reveals that a big problem of his is “finding the ground” before he starts to release, as it has led to him slipping on tee shots, as we saw during the final round of this year’s U.S. Open.

For more behind the scenes videos of Bryson, you can subscribe to his YouTube channel here.

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