US Open Qualifier: Vijay Singh to Miss US Open, Garcia to Attend

Immer Chriswell@@immerrangeCorrespondent IJune 7, 2011

IRVING, TX - MAY 29: Sergio Garcia of Spain plays a tee shot during the final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship at TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas on May 29, 2011 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
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After yesterday, the US Open field was set. And after a streak of 67 appearances that yielded three titles, Vijay Singh will not be attending this major.

Singh decided to miss his tee time, officially ending his chances of making it into the tournament after USGA officials have refused to give out any exemptions, as they did last year for Singh.

Another player whose streak was on the line was Sergio Garcia. However, his streak will continue to 47 consecutive majors attended, as Garcia earned his spot into the US Open at Tunica National Golf Club. He shot 68-67 to finish in a seven-way tie, then earned one of the four remaining spots in a playoff.

Garcia isn't the only person who made it through the sectional qualifying. Sam Saunders, Arnold Palmer's grandson, made it to the Open for his first crack. Son of Hale Irwin Steve also earned one of the four available spots in California.

Fred Funk will be burning up the fairways at Congressional, as he earned his stripes at a qualifier. Patrick Cantlay, a freshman out of UCLA qualified at Columbus, which had 16 spots, mostly filled by PGA Tour players.

However, some mighty names have fallen including Lee Janzen, Tom Kite, Justin Leonard, David Duval, Jordan Spieth, Colin Montgomerie, Charles Howell III, Stuart Appleby, J.B. Holmes, Sean O'Hair, John Rollins, D.J. Trahan, Steve Flesch, Mike Weir, Rocco Mediate, Ryuji Imada, Jerry Kelly, Ricky Barnes Troy Matteson, Will Mackenzie, George McNeill, Tommy Gainey, Rich Beem, Stephen Ames, Joe Durant, Bob Estes, Jeff Quinney, Bobby Gates, D.J. Brigman, Scott McCarron, Chris Dimarco, Cameron Beckman, Boo Weekley, Joe Ogilvie and Ben Curtis.

Full list of Qualifiers and sites at which they qualified:

Glendale, Calif. (June 6)
a-Scott Pinckney, 137
Matthew Edwards, 137
a-Beau Hossler, 138
a-Steven Irwin, 138
Brian Locke, 139
Alternates: Jeffrey Roth, a-Grant Rappleye

Bremerton, Wash. (June 6)
Chris Williams, 138
Wes Hefferman, 139
Adam Hadwin, 139
John Ellis, 140
Alternates: Michael Block, playoff for second alternate between Brian Prouty and Erik Justesen

Rockville, Md. (June 6)
Kirk Triplett, 133
Jon Mills, 134
Elliot Gealy, 135
Fred Funk, 135
Michael Tobiason Jr., 135
Ty Tryon, 135
Bubba Dickerson, 136
Christo Greyling, 136
David May, 136
Will Wilcox, 136
Alternates: Brad Adamonis, Drew Weaver

Tunica, Miss. (June 6)
Sunghoon Kang, 132
a-William Cauley, 132
Andres Gonzalez, 133
Michael Putnam, 133
Scott Piercy, 133
Fredrik Jacobson, 134
Sergio Garcia, 135
Brian Gay, 135
Briny Baird, 135
Chad Campbell, 135
Alternates: a-Emiliano Grillo, Tag Ridings

Dallas, Texas (June 6)
Michael Smith, 133
Todd Hamilton, 135
Harrison Frazar, 136
Greg Chalmers, 136
Alternates: a-Michael Whitehead, Justin Leonard

St. Charles, Ill. (June 6)
Bennett Blakeman, 135
Brad Benjanmin, 136
Christopher Deforest, 136
Alternates: Blake Biddle, Andy Paulson

Vero Beach, Fla. (June 6)
Joey Lamielle, 140
a-Michael Barbosa, 141
Sam Saunders, 141
Alternates: a-Andres Evhavarria, a-Blayne Barber

Columbus, Ohio (June 6)
Chez Reavie, 132
Brandt Job, 132
Robert Garrigus, 133
Adam Long, 135
Justin Hicks, 135
Nick O'Hern, 135
a-Patrick Cantlay, 135
Chris Wilson, 136
Marc Turnesa, 136
John Senden, 136
D.A. Points, 136
Marc Leishman, 136
Kevin Chappell, 136
Scott Hend, 137
Tim Petrovic, 137
Webb Simpson, 137
Alternates: J.J. Henry, Brett Wetterich

Springfield, Ohio (June 6)
Seung Yul Noh, 132
Jesse Hutchins, 135
Alternates: Luke Guthrie, Chris Devlin

Ball Ground, Ga. (June 6)
a-Brett Patterson, 132
Ryan Nelson, 132
a-Russell Henley, 133
Alternates: Jason Dufner, Oliver Schniederjans

Summit, N.J. (June 6)
Geoffrey Sisk, 137
Matt Richardson, 138
Alexander Rocha, 138
a-Cheng-tsung Pan, 138
Alternates: Zack Byrd, a-Nathaniel McCoy

Surrey, England (May 30)
Nicolas Colsaerts, 135
Shane Lowry, 136
Maarten Lafeber, 136
Thomas Levet, 137
Robert Rock, 138
David Howell, 138
Alexander Noren, 139
Stephen Gallacher, 139
Robert Dinwiddie, 139
Marcel Siem, 139
Johan Edfors, 140
Richie Ramsey
Alternates: Andreas Hart

Ibaraki, Japan (May 23)
Do-Hoon Kim, 135 
Scott Barr, 135 
Kenichi Kuboya, 135
Sang-Moon Bae, 136
Masaya Tomida
Alternates: Kim Dae-Hyun


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