The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced Monday that an exemption category will be added for the US Open Championship, starting with the 2023 championship on the north course of the Los Angeles Country Club.
The cumulative points leader of the 2022 season of the Korn Ferry Tour, which begins on Sunday, January 16, using the combined points of the regular season of 23 Korn Ferry Tour events and the final three events of the Korn Ferry Tour, will benefit from an exemption for the following events an.
The category will show: The 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Season Points Leader using the cumulative points earned on the official Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Points Leaderboard and points earned in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.
“The USGA is pleased to offer an exemption to a circuit that is well represented at the US Open and has developed an accomplished professional group for more than three decades,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA Championships Director. “Former US Open champions Lucas Glover and Bryson DeChambeau are among the many who started their careers on the Korn Ferry Tour.”
Recent members of the Korn Ferry Tour have enjoyed great success at the US Open, evidenced by Scottie Scheffler’s seventh tie in 2021 at Torrey Pines Golf Course and Will Zalatoris tie for sixth in 2020 at Winged Foot Golf Club.
“We appreciate that the USGA recognizes the outstanding performances of recent Korn Ferry Tour alumni in major championships and PGA TOUR events, and we are delighted to see our members compete for this incredible opportunity every year,” said Alex Baldwin, President of Korn Ferry. Tower. “On behalf of the Korn Ferry Tour and all of our members, thank you to the USGA for making this important milestone. We can’t wait to see our 2022 season points leader compete in the 123rd US Open Championship at Los Angeles Country Club in 2023. ”