2013 U.S. Open field: Tiger Woods heads cast of 156 golfers

Streeter Lecka

The 156-player field for the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club is in place, headed by Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy.

The field for the 2013 U.S. Open is officially set, with 156 golfers currently slated to take to Merion Golf Cub in Ardmore, Pa. Kyle Stanley punched his ticket by jumping into the top 60 in the world following a strong showing at The Memorial, while five alternates from sectional qualifying have been added as well; Mike Weir, Harold Varner III, Ryan Palmer, Ryan Yip and Rikard Karlberg.

Being a major tournament, the who's-who of golf will be on hand, including Tiger Woods, last year's winner Webb Simpson, Masters winner Adam Scott, world No. 2 Rory McIlroy, and more.

There are several ways to qualify for the U.S. Open, but exemptions for the regular touring professionals are relatively limited, with sectional qualifiers making up almost half the roster this year. It's a true "open" championship, with anyone holding a 1.4 USGA handicap index technically having a shot to play their way into the field. At 156 players, it's double the field of the Masters and the USGA will send them off split tees in threesomes from sun-up to sun-down on Thursday and Friday before cutting the field in half.

With those five alternates rounding things out Monday morning, here's your full field at the start of the week:

Full Field of 156
Steven Alker
Aaron Baddeley
Sang-Moon Bae
Matt Bettencourt
Jay Don Blake
Keegan Bradley
Brandon Brown
Angel Cabrera
Michael Campbell
Paul Casey
Kevin Chappell
K.J. Choi
Stewart Cink
Tim Clark
Darren Clarke
George Coetzee
Wil Collins
Nicolas Colsaerts
Brandon Crick
Jason Day
Chris Doak
Luke Donald
Jamie Donaldson
Jason Dufner
Ernie Els
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
Zack Fischer
Rickie Fowler
Steven Fox
Marcus Fraser
Hiroyuki Fujita
Jim Furyk
Sergio Garcia
Robert Garrigus
Lucas Glover
Mathew Goggin
Estanislao Goya
Branden Grace
Luke Guthrie
Bill Haas
Adam Hadwin
John Hahn
Gavin Hall (a)
Peter Hanson
Matt Harmon
Padraig Harrington
David Hearn
Peter Hedblom
Russell Henley
Jim Herman
Justin Hicks
Charley Hoffman
Morgan Hoffmann
Max Homa
Billy Horschel
David Howell
Mackenzie Hughes
John Huh
Randall Hutchison
Jung-Gon Hwang
Freddie Jacobson
Thongchai Jaidee
Brandt Jobe
Dustin Johnson
Zach Johnson
Rikard Karlberg
Robert Karlsson
Martin Kaymer
Jerry Kelly
Cliff Kesge
Simon Khan
Bio Kim
Michael Kim (a)
Russell Knox
Matt Kuchar
Doug LaBelle II
Martin Laird
Scott Langley
Paul Lawrie
Marc Leishman
David Lingmerth
Edward Loar
Morten Orum Madsen
Hunter Mahan
Matteo Manassero
Hideki Matsuyama
Graeme McDowell
Cory McElyea
Rory McIlroy
Phil Mickelson
Francesco Molinari
Ryan Moore
Grayson Murray (a)
Ryan Nelson
John Nieporte
Joe Ogilvie
Geoff Ogilvy
Jose Maria Olazabal
Thorbjorn Olesen
Louis Oosthuizen
Ryan Palmer
Cheng-Tsung Pan
John Parry
Eddie Pepperell
John Peterson
Carl Pettersson
Kevin Phelan
Scott Piercy
D.A. Points
Ted Potter, Jr.
Ian Poulter
Alistair Presnell
Justin Rose
Rory Sabbatini
Charl Schwartzel
Adam Scott
John Senden
Marcel Siem
Webb Simpson
Geoffrey Sisk
Jesse Smith
Brandt Snedeker
Jordan Spieth
Scott Stallings
Kyle Stanley
Brendan Steele
Shawn Stefani
Henrik Stenson
Kevin Streelman
Steve Stricker
Brian Stuard
Ryan Sullivan
Kevin Sutherland
Andrew Svoboda
Roger Tambellini
Josh Teater
Michael Thompson
Nicholas Thompson
David Toms
Yoshinobu Tsukada
Yui Ueda
Bo Van Pelt
Jaco Van Zyl
Harold Varner III
Nick Watney
Bubba Watson
Michael Weaver
Boo Weekley
Matt Weibring
Mike Weir
Lee Westwood
Chris Williams
Casey Wittenberg
Tiger Woods
Y.E. Yang
Ryan Yip


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