FAR HILLS, N.J. -- More people than ever have signed up for a chance to play in the U.S. Open.
The USGA said Thursday it received a record 10,127 entrants for the U.S. Open, which will be played June 12-15 at Pinehurst No. 2. That breaks the previous mark of 9,860 who entered a year ago.
Woods is recovering from back surgery and has said only that he hopes to return to golf this summer.
Local qualifying (18 holes) starts May 2 at 111 sites across the country, and 36-hole sectional qualifying will be June 2. There will be two sectional qualifiers May 26 in England and Japan.