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9000+ Entries accepted for US Open 2012

It's one in eye for those who feel golf is waning in popularity; more than 9,000 entries have been accepted for the US Open Championship, the fourth-highest in Open history.

Taking place at The Olympic Club's Lake Course on June 14-17 in San Francisco, the event, won last year by Northern Irish star Rory McIlroy, will mark 112 years of U.S. Open history.

Along with entrants from golfers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, the major can be seen as truly international. There will representatives from 71 countries, 801 of whom have listed foreign addresses.

“It is always gratifying to see how many golfers, from across the world, are interested in playing in the National Open Championship,” said USGA Executive Director Mike Davis.

“The great appeal of the U.S. Open is that anyone can enter, provided they meet the Handicap Index standards set forth. We look forward to the qualifying process, conducting the 2012 championship in San Francisco and identifying this year’s United States Open champion.”

Local qualifying for the event will last from April 30-May17, with the internationals applicants aiming to win their place in the major from two locations, either Japan on May 21 or in England on May 28.

The past champions along with McIlroy who will be exempt from qualification include the likes of Graeme McDowell (2010), Lucas Glover (2009) and Tiger Woods (2000, 2002, 2008).

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