The US Open 2019: Sponsors, Tours, Field
Rolex is the official sponsor of the 2019 US Open, but USGA has also partnered with American Express, Cisco, Deloitte, Lexus among others who are global partners of the tournament.
How many tours in the open?
There are currently only three tours in the US Open: the PGA Tour, European Tour, and the Japan Golf Tour, and there are several ways to watch the US Open golf live
Most of the field will consist of players who have been exempted from qualifying for the US Open. Players that will be in the field include;
- Winners of the last US Open Championship in the previous ten years.
- Winners of the 2018 US Amateur, US Junior Amateurs, and US Mid-Amateurs, and runner-up of the 2018 US Amateur.
- Winner of the 2018 Amateur Championship
- 2018 winner Mark H. McCormack Medal (men’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
- Winners of the Masters Tournament for the previous 5 years
- Winners of the Open Championship in the previous five years
- Winners of the PGA Championship for the last five years.
- Winners of the Players Championship for the last three years
- Winners from the multiple PGA Tours that award a full-point allocation to the FedEx Cup, between the 2018 US Open and the 2019 US Open.
- Winner of the 2018 US Senior Open Championship
- Ten of the lowest scorers and anyone tying for the 10th place at the 2018 US Open Championship
- Players getting a qualification from the season-ending 2018 Tour Championship
- 60 of the top point leaders and ties as of two weeks before the tournament in the Official World Goal Ranking
- Top 60-point leaders and ties as of the day of the tournament in the Official World Golf Ranking.
- Special exemptions are given by the USGA
The remaining contestants earn their places through sectional qualifiers.
Past champions expected in the field include; Brooks Koepka (2018 & 2017), Dustin Johnson (2016), Jordan Spieth (2015), Martin Kaymer (2014), Justin Rose (2013), Webb Simpson (2012), Rory McIlroy (2011), Graeme McDowell (2010), Lucas Glover (2009), Tiger Woods (2008, 2002, 2000) and Ernie Els (1997 & 1994).