Win the U. Amateur and you earn an exemption into your respective U. Open the following summer. However, to take advantage of it, you have to still be an amateur when you actually play in the major championship. That is until now. Amateur and U. Open as either amateurs or professionals beginning in , removing a catch that has caused a fair amount of angst for those trying to decide if and when to turn professional.
USGA changes U.S. Open policy for U.S. Amateur winners
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The U. A series of stroke-play qualifiers is played around the United States in the months leading up to the tournament, giving any amateur golfer who meets the criteria a chance to qualify. Amateur Championship was first played in A handful of U. Ams have been played fully at stroke play, but nearly all have culminated in match play. The tournament is the top event in the world of golf for male amateur golfers.
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Amateur , is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for amateur golfers. It is organized by the United States Golf Association and is currently held each August over a 7-day period. In there were two tournaments called the "National Amateur Championship". This state of affairs prompted Charles B.