Sentosa, Singapore, June 14: Young Korean talent Jeunghun Wang will spearhead the Asian Tour challenge when he makes his debut appearance at the U.S. Open which gets underway at the Erin Hills on Thursday.
The 21-year-old Wang, who qualified for the year’s second Major through the Official World Golf Ranking, will complete a personal milestone of featuring in all four Majors this week.
“I’m really happy to qualify for my first U.S. Open which means I have now qualified for all four Majors. This is something I’ve always wanted to do when I was young. Of course, my goal will be to play in all four rounds at the U.S. Open as I’ve yet to make the cut in a Major,” said Wang, currently ranked 61st in the world.
“These events have great demands but it’s been a good learning experience to play in strong fields and tough golf courses,” said the Korean, who finished third on the Asian Tour Order of Merit last season thanks to one victory and five top-10s.
Asian Tour members Shugo Imahira of Japan, Wade Ormsby of Australia and Daniel Chopra of Sweden will also feature in the U.S. Open after securing their berths through respective sectional qualifiers.
Asian Tour International Ambassador and Honorary Member, Ernie Els of South Africa, will also feature in the 117th U.S. Open from June 15 to 18.