Just one day after his victory at the Memorial, Justin Rose has failed to qualify for the US Open.
Even though his win this weekend moved him to 33rd place in the World Golf Rankings,
Rose still had to qualify for the Open as the cut-off for the top 50 exempt spots had already passed.
He was joint 12th at the end of the first round, but slipped down the leaderboard to 31st after a second round 72. Only 15 of the 120 golfers taking part can progress to the US Open.
He is now hoping that his win at the Memorial will earn him a place in the Open Championship at St.Andrews in July.
Rickie Fowler, the runner up at the Memorial and the world no 32, also failed to qualify.
This qualifying round for the US Open was critisised by Tom Lehman, who was one of the5 golfers who successfully made the top 15. “You have all the top players here from both Europe and the US,” he said. “I just feel to have 15 spots here is a slap in the face. It really is.
Unlike his counterpart, Colin Montgomery who qualified for the Open Championship on Monday, US Ryder cup captain Corey Pavin also missed out on a starting spot at the US Open