Charlie Woods shoots 9-over 81 in U.S. Open Local Qualifier
25 Apr 2024
by Justin Golba of AmateurGolf.com

see also: U.S. Open Local Qualifying, Various sites across the United States

Charlie Woods (Golfweek/USA Today Photo)
Charlie Woods (Golfweek/USA Today Photo)

Charlie Woods shot 9-over 81 at a U.S. Open local qualifier in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Thursday and failed to advance to the final qualifying stage in hopes of reaching June's 124th U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina.

There were 84 players in the field at the Legacy Golf & Tennis Club, with five spots available to advance to a final qualifying site, where then participants can qualify for the U.S. Open.

This was Woods's first time playing in a local U.S. Open qualifying round.

Two months ago, Woods played in a pre-qualifying round for the Cognizant Classic in the Palm Beaches, which was held at Lost Lake Golf Club. The crowd was one the tournament officials were not expecting, and it made for challenges for Woods throughout the round. Woods shot a 16-over 86.

Charlie Woods faces unique distractions in PGA Tour qualifier

In between the No. 12 green and No. 13 tee, a fan even approached Woods and tried to get him to sign a copy of "How I Play Golf," written by Tiger Woods. An official stepped in between them, and she made her frustration known, even as Woods was teeing off.

Also, according to the Palm Beach Post, one grandmother even pulled their granddaughter out of school in hopes of getting the attention of Woods, and more than 50 spectators were following the group. 

ABOUT THE U.S. Open Local Qualifying

18-hole stroke play qualifier open to male amateurs with a handicap of 0.4 and below. Players who advance will get to choose their top three sectional qualifying sites. The number of qualifying spots will depend on the size of the field.

View Complete Tournament Information

Latest in 

Amateurgolf.com, Inc.
6965 El Camino Real 105-631
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Instagram X Facebook YouTube