The “Unknowns” at the US Open

June 13, 2008 -

Day 1 at the US Open invariably brings us some surprises and today was no exception. Kevin Streelman and Justin Hicks? You could be forgiven for not ever having heard the names of the overnight leaders.

That, however, is what the US Open is all about. The other US Majors are made up of basically contestants that gain entry by being ranked in the Top 50 (Masters) or Top 100 (PGA), of the World Rankings. By doing so, so they allow no opportunity for unknowns like Streelman and Hicks to ever become part of the story.

Should the USGA (the governing body of the US Open) change it’s entry qualifications or is it’s current process the best way to determine it’s Champion?

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