10 surprising players you won't see at the 2024 U.S. Open

Joaquin Niemann:

Despite his previous invitations to the Masters and PGA Championship, Joaquin Niemann missed out on qualifying for this week's U.S. Open. Falling just short at The Bear’s Club qualifier, Niemann, who has played with LIV Golf since 2022.

Patrick Reed:

Patrick Reed's streak of 41 consecutive major starts comes to an end as he withdrew from his Dallas qualifier and wasn't permitted to enter another. This marks his first major absence in 11 years.

Carlos Ortiz

Despite his recent victory at LIV Golf Houston, Carlos Ortiz missed qualifying for the U.S. Open after attempting to play his way in through the Dallas qualifier. Ortiz expressed disappointment at missing out but remains confident in his abilities.

Talor Gooch:

Talor Gooch, who won three times on LIV last season, didn't receive an invite to the Masters but did get one for the PGA Championship. However, he opted not to try qualifying for the U.S. Open.

Zach Johnson:

The 2023 U.S. Ryder Cup captain, Zach Johnson, fell short of qualifying at the Springfield, Ohio, site, marking his third consecutive year missing the U.S. Open.

Keith Mitchell:

Luke List came up just short at the Columbus, Ohio, site, finishing a shot out of a playoff. Despite briefly being inside the top-60 exemption earlier in the season, missed cuts in his last three starts affected his chances.

Joel Dahmen:

Joel Dahmen couldn't advance from the Dallas regional, marked as a DNF. Despite a decent season and popularity among fans, Dahmen missed out on this year's U.S. Open.

Louis Oosthuizen:

Former major contender Louis Oosthuizen will miss his third consecutive major after declining a PGA Championship invite and not attempting U.S. Open qualification.

Patrick Rodgers:

Patrick Rodgers, ranked 88th, narrowly missed qualifying for the U.S. Open after finishing two strokes out of a playoff at The Bear’s Club qualifier. Despite three top 10s this season, missed cuts in significant events impacted his chances.