While three Canadians earned a ticket to the U.S. Open on qualifying day, this country's most famous golfer experienced major heartbreak Monday.
Mike Weir made it into an 11-man playoff for the final seven spots at a sectional qualifier in Columbus, Ohio after the 36-hole event.
But Weir fell short of a tourney spot next week at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa, after he lipped out a birdie putt on the third and final playoff hole with four men battling for the last spot. Luke Guthrie made birdie to advance.
David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., had a more enjoyable day in Columbus, one of 11 sectional qualifiers Monday. He tied for second to book his third U.S. Open berth.
Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., tied for first at a qualifier in Rockville, Md., to return to the U.S. Open for the second time in three years.
Meanwhile, rookie pro Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., overcame long odds to earn the second and final U.S. Open spot out of St. Louis in a two-man playoff. The two-time reigning Canadian amateur champ was the first alternate out of local qualifying, but got a spot in the St. Louis sectional late last week.