Canadians Mike Weir and Ryan Yip have both secured a place in the U.S. Open, bringing the total to five Canadians who will compete at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.
Weir, of Bright's Grove, Ont., was the first alternate out of his Columbus qualifier last week while Calgary's Yip was the first alternate from Springfield, Ohio. The United States Golf Association was holding six spots for players in the top-60 of the world rankings who had not already qualified, and not all of the spots were filled. That opened a window for alternates to be granted places in the field.
Weir and Yip join David Hearn, Adam Hadwin, and Mackenzie Hughes in the season's second major that begins on Thursday.
Yip found out that he was into the tournament on Sunday night when his agent called him.
"More like relief," Yip told the Calgary Herald of his reaction to hearing the news. "I've been kind of preparing all week to be there. My mindset this week was that I was going to get in and I was just going to keep preparing for what I needed to do at Merion."