Thursday, April 27

2006 U.S. Open Application Facts

Day 187 without playing golf

Total Applications
8,881. Official number of accepted entries is 8,584.

Youngest
Ryan Simpson, 13, of Mechanicville, NY.

Oldest
Ordean Olson, 76, of Hollywood, FL.

Foreign Entries
361 applicants from 62 countries.

Sectional Qualifying Outside the U.S.
111 applicants chose one of the two foreign sectional qualifying sites of Surrey, England, and Sayama City, Japan.

Sites
Total of 110 local qualifying sites. 27 sites reached their maximum site capacity.

Entries Via the Web

First: Bobby Eldridge of Phoenix, AZ, less than eight minutes after the launch of Internet applications.

Last: Will Britt of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, submitted his entry online at 4:59:30 (30 seconds before the official deadline).

The Armchair Golfer

(Source: USGA)

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