While the qualifying isn't done -- most play at Memphis was rained out and will conclude on Tuesday -- Let's take a quick look at many of the big names who did (and didn't) make the cut to play at Olympic in a couple weeks, shall we?
Casey Martin: The winner of a landmark 2001 Supreme Court lawsuit allowing him to use a cart in competition. He'll get his own profile in just a bit.
Davis Love III: The Ryder Cup captain jumped from 16th at Memorial to shoot a 139 over 36 holes in Ohio, qualifying for the third time in six years.
Ben Curtis: The former British Open champ fell short in his bid to play in another major.
Rory Sabbatini, Spencer Levin: This is the cruelest cut of all. Both of these guys had a chance to win on Sunday at The Memorial, and both fell short. And then both fell apart in qualifying. Levin has a chance to make it in if he can get into the world top 60 after this weekend at Memphis.
Jordan Spieth: Missed a five-foot birdie putt in a playoff that would have put him in the Open.
J.B. Holmes, Ryan Moore, Jhonattan Vegas, Johnson Wagner: These known names, all with PGA Tour success, didn't make it out of qualifying.
Chad Campbell, Jeff Maggert, Lee Janzen, Arjun Atwal, Justin Leonard, David Duval, Brian Gay: These players are among the crew playing in Memphis on Tuesday.
The U.S. Open is the greatest event in golf from the perspective that you or I could play in it. But if we expected to and then fell short? Nightmare.
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