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Justin Leonard in U.S. Open field

Updated: June 2, 2014, 11:29 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- After three years of coming up short in qualifying, Justin Leonard earned a return to the U.S. Open.

The 1997 British Open champion, who has won 12 times on the PGA Tour but not since 2008, was among the 16 players at the Columbus site who qualified for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst June 12-15.

"It'll be fun," said Leonard, who'll turn 42 on the day of the Open's final round. "And Pinehurst is one of my favorites, so a little extra incentive there."

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