Jimenez earns US Open exemption

Miguel Jimenez was among 25 additional golfers who earned exemptions to play in next month’s US Open Championship.

The US Golf Association said in a statement on Tuesday that Jimenez, the 2000 US Open runner-up, and the rest were awarded exemptions by virtue of earning a place in the top 60 of the world golf rankings as of Monday.

Full list of exemptions through the current rankings:
Thomas Bjorn, Jonas Blixt, Jamie Donaldson, Victor Dubuisson, Harris English, Matthew Every, Stephen Gallacher, Russell Henley, Thongchai Jaidee, Matt Jones, Chris Kirk, Pablo Larrazabal, Joost Luiten, Francesco Molinari, Ryan Moore, Ryan Palmer, Ian Poulter, Patrick Reed, John Senden, Kevin Stadler, Richard Sterne, Brendon Todd, Jimmy Walker and Lee Westwood.

The first two sectional qualifiers for the tournament were held on Sunday in Japan, where six spots in the 156-player field were determined, and in Surrey, England, where 14 players qualified. Those 20 players are in addition to the 75 players declared fully exempt so far.