U.S Open has more than 9K entries

Updated: April 27, 2012, 6:26 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Whoever wins this year's U.S. Open can do it knowing he beat out 9,005 other golfers who attempted to win the year's second major championship.

The United States Golf Association, which stages the U.S. Open, said it received the fourth highest number of entries in history, including golfers from all 50 states and 71 different countries. The highest number -- 9,086 -- came in 2009 for the event held at Bethpage State Park in New York.

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