SUMMIT, NJ -- Christopher Crawford stole the show with a clutch 40-foot birdie on his final hole to qualify for the 116th U.S. Open Championship. Crawford's dramatic finish tied him with Michael Miller, Justin Hicks, and QED Style team member, Andy Pope. Pope, who qualified for his second straight U.S. Open, opened with a 72 and rallied with a great second round 66 to finish T-3 via sectional qualifying.
“It feels great to be back. Last year was great in making the cut, but I feel like Oakmont is a better fit for my game. I’m really excited to get out there.”
This will be a record-extending ninth time the tournament has been held at Oakmont. Widely considered to be among the toughest courses in the world despite a lack of water hazards and trees, Oakmont begins with the toughest three hole start in championship golf while rudely introducing players to its unforgiving greens and penal layout.
Despite this, Pope remains unfluttered.
“I played 18 holes on Sunday and 18 again today. The course is obviously very difficult, but I found it to be more doable than what everyone has been saying.”
The experienced gained at last year's Championship will be invaluable to Pope, who looks to improve upon his 2015 finish. Andy tees off #10 at
2:31pm EDT on Thursday afternoon and is grouped with Matt Marshall and amateur Sam Burns. Due to the rain delays, Andy now has a tee time of 3:46 PM 6:11 PM EDT. The U.S. Open Championship will be broadcast nationwide on FOX. You can follow Andy's progress throughout the week on the U.S. Open website.
QED Style is proud to be the apparel sponsor for Andy Pope and we look forward to watching him build on his success at the U.S. Open. Wondering what Andy Pope is wearing during the US Open?
- Thursday - Stone Alpine Pants with our Ocean Logan Polo
- Friday - Black Payson Pants with our Jade Logan
- Saturday - Stone Payson Pants with our Papaya Logan
- Sunday - Black Payson Pants with our White Logan