The New US Open rule might not help Patton Kizzire. But experts must say that it is a good change. The officials have made specific tweaks to the list of the US Open rules. The changes put a smile to Patton Kizzire face. But it is a tiny anxious smile because the change won’t benefit him for the upcoming US Open Golf 2019.
We are talking about the US Open exemption here. The USGA has restored the old rule that provides the US Open Exemption to players who have achieved the FedEx Cup point events. The system offered the exemption to the players until 2012. Since then, the officials have been opting the top 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking. The exempt should happen the month before the tournament takes place.
Back then, Kizzire won the PGA tour event at Mayakoba Golf Classic in November 2017. It is indeed the attention. Not to mention that the professional also added the Sony Open title two months after the PGA tour event. He once reached no.51 in the world rankings. However, the reputation went down after he left Waialae. He had dropped to the 63rd.
When we look at it, it won’t do any good for Kizzire. The new rule of the upcoming event means that the golfer should be in the top 60 in the world. And he even didn’t come closer to the edge. At the Valspar Championship, Kizzire stated that he was glad that he could help someone else for the future.
Kizzire is still managing his way up. He attained one top-10 finish since Sony Victory over 14 months ago. Now, he is in the 94th world ranking. He won’t be returning to the sectionals this summer. The golfer also did not communicate with the USGA regarding the matter. He also stated that the exception was a good change.
He also stated that he didn’t feel deserved to play in the US open since he didn’t play well enough to qualify. If he managed to win twice in one season, he should be having more chances than the other players. Many people want to make it work and make some few changes. But Kizzire stated that he was not going to make a big deal about the US Open since he didn’t play well enough. It is a bit sad, but we must believe that it is a “good change.”