Mikko Korhonen pulls out of U.S. Open over journey considerations

SAN DIEGO – Mikko Korhonen of Finland retired from the US Open on Wednesday as a result of he had considerations about touring to Torrey Pines.

He was changed on the sector by Cole Hammer, the primary substitute from qualifying in Columbus, Ohio, which featured the strongest subject.

Korhonen has by no means performed on the US Open. The 40-year-old has earned one of many 10 locations awarded to gamers on the European Tour. As there was no 36-hole qualifier in England resulting from journey restrictions in the UK, the ten locations had been decided by an inventory of factors collected at three European Tour occasions. Korhonen took 4th place.

Hammer, who performed his first US Open at Chambers Bay when he was 15, is now a junior in Texas and a two-time Walker Cup participant. He was the odd man on Tuesday morning in a 5v4 playoff for the final spots in Ohio.

The USGA has not introduced its alternate checklist for the US Open. Every of the 11 places, together with one in Japan, awarded a primary and second various place.

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