SAN DIEGO — Mikko Korhonen of Finland withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday due to journey considerations attending to Torrey Pines.
He was changed within the area by Cole Hammer, the primary alternate from the Columbus, Ohio, qualifier that featured the strongest area.
Korhonen has by no means performed within the U.S. Open. The 40-year-old earned one of many 10 spots awarded to European Tour gamers. Within the absence of a 36-hole qualifier in England due to journey restrictions in the UK, the ten spots have been decided by a factors record earned over three European Tour occasions. Korhonen completed at No. 4.
Hammer, who performed his first U.S. Open at Chambers Bay when he was 15, is now a junior at Texas and a two-time Walker Cup participant. He was the odd man out Tuesday morning in a 5-for-4 playoff for the ultimate spots in Ohio.
The USGA has not disclosed its alternate record for the U.S. Open. Every of 11 websites, together with one in Japan, awarded first and second alternate spots.