Lee Westwood and Andrew “Beef” Johnston both missed out on securing their US Open spots in the 36-hole US qualifier at Walton Heath.
With only 14 places available out of a 110-man field, Westwood bogeyed the final hole to end up on four-under and miss the cut.
Johnston was one shot worse off, finishing on three under.
The day belonged to Dean Burmester, who booked his place in the field at Pebble Beach with an impressive four-shot victory over Sam Horsfield.
The South African drained no less than 18 birdies to lead the 14 qualifiers on 16 under par.
“It was just one of those days when you roll out of bed and the putts start going in,” said Burmester.
“The US Open at Pebble Beach is up there with playing an Open at St Andrews because of the history, I’m excited to go out there and give it my best for four days.”
He’s joined by the likes of Horsfield, Lee Slattery, British Masters champion Marcus Kinhult, Belgium’s Thomas Pieters and Italy’s Renato Paratore.
Nacho Elvira, Andrea Pavan, Romain Wattel and Bernd Wiesberger all qualified as well.
Andrea Pavan grabbed the lead on day one of the BMW International, as Martin Kaymer made a welcome return near the top of the leaderboard.
Phil Mickelson has admitted that his chances to win the US Open and complete the career Grand Slam have probably come and gone.
Jason Day is excited about his partnership with caddie Steve Williams, and reckons it has given him a newfound hunger to return to the top.
Brooks Koepka is back in action this week, even though he admits he is feeling “mentally exhausted”.
Sergio Garcia is hoping to kickstart his summer with a solid performance at this week’s BMW International Open.
Francesco Molinari is set to receive a hero’s welcome upon his return to Rome for the Italian Open from October 10-13.
Madeira has been named Europe’s ‘leading island destination’ in the 2019 World Travel Awards for the fourth successive year.
Gary Woodland had one very special supporter cheering him on on Sunday. You might remember her.