Each year, more than 40,000 golfers enter the USGA’s 14 national championships, with all of them harboring the hope of being the one to hoist the trophy at the conclusion of the competition. Long before a champion is crowned in each event, hundreds of qualifying events for the USGA’s 14 championships for 2020 will be conducted throughout the United States. For select events such as the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur, qualifying will also be conducted in a few international locales.
Registration for the four Open Championships – U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Senior Women’s Open – will open the first week of March, with the 10 amateur competitions following suit later in the spring. Players who meet the various age and USGA Handicap Index requirements – from 1.4 (U.S. Open) to 14.4 (U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball) – are encouraged to apply. (Note that registration for the respective 2020 Four-Ball championships is closed, and registration for the 2021 Four-Balls will open later this spring and close in August, as usual.)
Before registration goes live, the USGA is offering a sneak peek at where and when qualifying will take place for each of its national championships (click each link below).