Charley Hoffman played so badly on the last day at the Memorial that he thought about skipping the U.S. Open qualifier. He changed his mind and now is headed to Merion.
Hoffman, whose 81 was the worst score in the final round at the Memorial, opened with a 7-under 65 at The Lakes and followed with a 68 at Brookside to lead a group of 15 players who qualified for the U.S. Open. The Columbus-area qualifier was filled with several PGA Tour players who had been at Muirfield Village.
''Frankly, I wasn't sure I was going to play in the qualifier,'' Hoffman said. ''I didn't know if I would show up. I had been out six of the last seven weeks. That bad round got me motivated, and Sunday night I decided I didn't want to let that linger.''
He qualified for his third U.S. Open.
Josh Teater, Robert Karlsson and Luke Guthrie pulled off an ''Open double.'' All three qualified for the British Open in a 36-hole qualifier two weeks ago, and both earned a spot in the U.S. Open on Monday. Teater wa...