Paul Casey, right now number eighty four in the world, successfully crossed the qualifiers for the upcoming US Open next week at the No. 2 course at Pinehurst. The former number three in the world, finished at the 45th tied with Justin Rose, last year at the Merion and claimed his 1st tournament title for the majors.
Casey is really hoping at present to keep us his current resurgence of the 4 top twenty finishes from 5 tournaments, by bagging his first US Open, as the even tees off on 12th of June in North Carolina.
Justin Leonard, former US Open Champion, now 41, is also went ahead, as ten sectional qualifiers happened around America.
The American, bagged the Open in 1997 at the Royal Troon, completed in a 3 way draw for the top rank with a thirty six hole sum of 5 under 137, in Columbus, Ohio, at the Brookside Golf and Country Club.
Talking about his victory, Leonard commented that the feeling quite nice, since it has been quite some time, almost 3-4 years that he hasn’t been a part of the prestigious US Open. He further went on saying that it will be absolute fun to take part in Pinehurst, since it’s one of his favorites.
Vijay Singh has bagged the major title 3 times, however he will not be a part of it this time and won’t be playing in North Carolina. The ace golfer had to back out from tournament because he is still recovering from a back injury.
David Duval is another big name who won’t be a part of the tournament this year along with PGA tour champ Tim Clark and Sang-Moon Bae.