Lee Janzen, 50, and Cole Hammer, 15, among the U.S. Open qualifiers
Two multiple winners of the U.S. Open qualified for next week's Open at Chambers Bay outside Tacoma, Wash., as did a 15-year-old from Texas and the grandson of a legend.
Two-time Open champions Lee Janzen, who now is playing on the Champions Tour, and South African Retief Goosen qualified in Purchase, N.Y., and Memphis, respectively. Janzen, 50, was the medalist in his qualifier.
Lee Janzen (Getty Images)
"Big day. Even played the same tees as all those youngsters," Janzen Tweeted.
Cole Hammer, 15, who just completed his freshman year in high school, was second in the Dallas qualifier.
Sam Saunders, a PGA Tour rookie and the grandson of Arnold Palmer, earned his second U.S. Open start. Saunders missed the cut in the 2011 Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.
Meanwhile, Fred Couples and Davis Love III both withdrew from their qualifiers. And David Lingmerth, who won the Memorial on Sunday, failed to qualify for the Open on Monday, as did University of Oregon golf coach Casey Martin.
Other notable qualifiers:
Luke Donald finished second in the Jupiter, Fla., qualifier, with friend Michael Jordan in his gallery. Amateur Bryson Dechambeau of SMU, who won the NCAA championship, qualified in Columbus, Ohio, in a field that included many PGA Tour players. Besides talent, Dechambeau is known for playing irons that are all an identical length, 37 1/2 inches. Andres Romero holed an eagle chip on his last hole to qualify on the number in Memphis. Beau Hossler, 20, a University of Texas junior-to-be who finished T-29 in the U.S. Open as a 17-year-old in 2012, tied for second in the Newport Beach, Calif., qualifier. Hossler held the outright lead midway through the second round in the '12 Open at the Olympic Club.
Complete results are here.