US Open. Andrew Redington

With their recent play on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour vaulting them into the top 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking in the last month, Emiliano Grillo, Pablo Lazzarabal and Adam Schenk essentially knew they had spots in the field at this coming week’s US Open despite not being officially part of the guest list until Monday. Now three other golfers — Bastien Amat, Michael Kim and Maxwell Moldovan — are also on their way to Los Angeles Country Club, as the USGA finalised the field for this week’s national championship.

After Final Qualifying finished last Monday, the USGA had filled 150 of the 156 spots, leaving officials some wiggle room in case chaos took place at the RBC Canadian Open. Among the USGA criteria for automate entry into the US Open was being inside the top 60 of the OWGR on June 12 for anyone who wasn’t already qualified; that’s where Grillo (who won the Charles Schwab Challenge to make his move) Lazzarabal (winner at the DP World Tour’s KLM Open last month) and Schenk got their invites, and potentially others might have joined with solid finishes in Toronto.

Meanwhile, the USGA also allows anyone with multiple PGA Tour wins since last year’s US Open a spot, so it had to hold space in case somebody won in Canada who fit that criteria. When nobody did — Nick Taylor was already in the field — the USGA could tap into first alternates from Final Qualifying to get the next spots.

Amat, an amateur from France, comes from the Tacoma FQ location while Kim was first alternate in Dallas. Moldovan, also an amateur who qualified for The Country Club a year ago, was first out of the Springfield, Ohio, qualifier. There are now 18 amateurs in the field.

So who’s now Mr. 157? Well, that depends. If a player in the field now withdraws from the championship before he tees off on Thursday, how that player gained entry into the field determines who gets his spot. If it was a Final Qualifier, the alternate from that specific site receives the empty spot. If it’s an exempt player, the USGA has a ranking of alternates that it pulls from based on the quality of the fields at the Final Qualifiers.

Here is the full US Open field
Basten Amat (a), FQ
Abraham Ancer, 22
Ryan Armour, FQ
Paul Barjon, FQ
Sam Bennett, 4
Keegan Bradley, 2, 22
Michael Brennan (a), FQ
Barclay Brown (a), FQ
Olin Browne, Jr., FQ
Hayden Buckley, 13
Sam Burns, 11, 22
Patrick Cantlay, 11, 22
Frankie Capan, FQ
Ben Carr (a), 5
Christian Cavaliere (a), FQ
Gunn Charoenkul, FQ
Stewart Cink, FQ
Wyndham Clark, 22
Eric Cole, FQ
Corey Conners, 11, 22
Patrick Cover, FQ
Joel Dahmen, 2
Jens Dantorp, FQ
Cam Davis, 22
Jason Day, 22
Bryson DeChambeau, 1
Alejandro Del Rey, FQ
Wenyi Ding (a), 5
Nicholas Dunlap (a), FQ
Nicolas Echavarria, FQ
Austin Eckroat, FQ
Harris English, 22
Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira (a), 21
Tony Finau, 11, 12, 22
Ross Fisher, FQ
Matt Fitzpatrick, 1, 2, 11, 22
Tommy Fleetwood, 22
Simon Forsstrom, FQ
Rickie Fowler, 22
Ryan Fox, 22
Sergio Garcia, FQ
Ryan Gerard, FQ
Deon Germishuys, FQ
Brent Grant, FQ
JJ Grey, FQ
Emiliano Grillo, 23
Jordan Gumberg, FQ
Adam Hadwin, 2
Paul Haley II, FQ
Nick Hardy, FQ
Brian Harman, 11, 22
Padraig Harrington, 3
Tyrrell Hatton, 22
Russell Henley, 22
Berry Henson, FQ
Lucas Herbert, 22
Charley Hoffman, FQ
Tom Hoge, 11, 22
Max Homa, 11, 12, 22
Billy Horschel, 11, 22
David Horsey, FQ
Viktor Hovland, 11, 22
Mackenzie Hughes, 13
Sungjae Im, 11, 22
Ryo Ishikawa, FQ
Dustin Johnson, 1, 6
Yuto Katsurgawa, FQ
Martin Kaymer, 1
Michael Kim, FQ
Si Woo Kim, 22
Tom (Joohyung) Kim, 12, 22
Chris Kirk, 22
Kurt Kitayama, 22
Brooks Koepka, 1, 7, 22
Matt Kuchar, 22
Romain Langasque, FQ
Pablo Larrazabal, 23
Thirston Lawrence, 15
Hank Lebioda, FQ
KH Lee, 11, 22
Min Woo Lee, 16
Luke List, FQ
Shane Lowry, 8, 10, 22
Maxwell Moldovan (a), FQ
Hideki Matsuyama, 2, 6, 11, 22
Denny McCarthy, 2, 22
Matthew McClean (a), 5
Rory McIlroy, 2, 11, 12, 22
Mac Meissner, FQ
Adrian Meronk, 22
Phil Mickelson, 7
Keith Mitchell, 22
Francesco Molinari, 8
Taylor Montgomery, 13
Taylor Moore, 22
Omar Morales (a), FQ
Collin Morikawa, 2, 7, 8, 11
Kyle Mueller, FQ
Sebastian Munoz, FQ
Ryutaro Nagano, FQ
Joaquin Niemann, 11, 22
Wilco Nienaber, FQ
Alex Noren, 22
Vincent Norrman, FQ
David Nyfjall (a), FQ
Carlos Ortiz, FQ
Matthieu Pavon, FQ
Taylor Pendrith, FQ
Corey Pereira, FQ
Mito Pereira, 22
Victor Perez, 22
Thomas Pieters, 22
JT Poston, 22
Aldrich Poltgieter (a), 18
Seamus Power, 22
David Puig, FQ
Andrew Putnam, 13
Jon Rahm, 1, 6, 11, 12, 22
Patrick Reed, 22
Patrick Rodgers, FQ
Justin Rose, 1, 22
Gordon Sargent (a), FQ
Alex Schaake, FQ
Xander Schauffele, 11, 12, 22
Scottie Scheffler, 2, 6, 9, 11, 12, 22
Adam Schenk, 23
Jesse Schutte, FQ
Adam Scott, 11, 22
Isaac Simmons (a), FQ
Roger Sloan, FQ
Cameron Smith, 8, 9, 11, 22
Jordan Smith, 15
Jacob Solomon, FQ
Jordan Spieth, 1, 11, 22
Scott Stallings, 11
Sam Stevens, FQ
Sepp Straka, 11, 22
Kevin Streelman, FQ
Justin Suh, 14
Preston Summerhays (a), FQ
Adam Svensson, 22
Andrew Svoboda, FQ
Nick Taylor, 13
Sahith Theegala, 11, 22
Justin Thomas, 7, 9, 11, 22
Davis Thompson, FQ
Michael Thorbjornsen (a), FQ
Austin Truslow, FQ
Brendan Valdes (a), FQ
Karl Vilips (a), FQ
Aaron Wise, 11, 22
Gary Woodland, 1, 2
Dylan Wu, FQ
Alexander Yang (a), FQ
Cameron Young, 11, 22
Carson Young, FQ
NOTE: Tiger Woods and Will Zalatoris both qualified for the championship but will not play due to injury.

US Open exemption categories
1. Winners of the US Open the last 10 years (2013-22)
2. From the 2022 US Open, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place
3. Winner of the 2022 US Senior Open
4. Winner of the 2022 US Amateur
5. Winners of the 2022 US Junior Amateur and US Mid-Amateur, and the 2022 US Amateur runner-up (must be an amateur)
6. Winners of the Masters Tournament (2019-2023)
7. Winners of the PGA Championship (2018-2023)
8. Winners of The Open Championship, conducted by The R&A (2018-2022)
9. Winners of The Players Championship (2021-2023)
10. Winner of the 2022 DP World Tour BMW PGA Championship
11. Those players who qualified and were eligible for the season-ending 2022 Tour Championship*
12. Multiple winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the FedEx Cup, from the conclusion of the 2022 US Open (June 16-19) to the initiation of the 2023 US Open
13. The top five players in the 2022-23 FedEx Cup standings as of May 22, 2023, who are not otherwise exempt*
14. The points leader from the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour season using combined points earned on the Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Points List and points earned in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals*
15. The top two players from the final 2022 DP World Tour Rankings who are not otherwise exempt as of May 22, 2023**
16. The top player on the 2023 Race to Dubai Rankings as of May 22, 2023, who is not otherwise exempt**
17. The top two finishers from the 2023 DP World Tour US Open Qualifying Series, who are not otherwise exempt**
18. Winner of the 2022 British Amateur (must be an amateur)
19. Winner of the 2022 Mark H. McCormack Medal (Men’s World Amateur Golf Ranking) (must be an amateur)
20. Winner of the 2023 NCAA D-I Men’s Golf Championship (must be an amateur)
21. Winner of the 2023 Latin America Amateur (must be an amateur)
22. From the current Official World Golf Ranking, the top 60 point leaders and ties as of May 22, 2023
23. From the current Official World Golf Ranking, the top 60 point leaders and ties as of June 12, 2023 (if not previously exempt)
24. Special exemptions selected by the USGA
*Note 1: For Exemptions F-11, F-13 and F-14, players must be considered eligible per PGA Tour regulations at the time the exemption is determined to qualify for the exemption.
**Note 2: For Exemptions F-15, F-16 and F-17, players must be in DP World Tour Membership at the time the exemption is determined to qualify for the exemption.