The 2010 United States Open Golf Championship, the 110th U.S. Open, began on June 17 and ended on June 20. This was the fifth U.S. Open to be played at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and the first since 2000. The Championship was won by Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland. He became the first European to win the U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin in 1970.
About half the field each year consisted of players who are fully exempt from qualifying for the U.S. Open. The players who qualified for the 2010 U.S. Open are listed below. Each player was classified according to the first category in which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses.
1. Last 10 U.S. Open Champions
Ángel Cabrera (3,9,10,17), Michael Campbell, Jim Furyk (9,10,12,13,17), Lucas Glover (8,9,10,17), Retief Goosen (9,10,17), Geoff Ogilvy (9,10,11,17), Tiger Woods (4,5,8,9,10,13,17)
2. Top two finishers in the 2009 U.S. Amateur
An Byeong-hun (a), Ben Martin (a)
3. Last five Masters Champions
Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson (9,10,17), Phil Mickelson (5,8,9,10,12,13,17)
4. Last five British Open Champions
Stewart Cink (9,10,17), Pádraig Harrington (5,9,10,11,17)
5. Last five PGA Champions
Y.E. Yang (9,10,17)
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