Luck, Jones added to US Open golf field

There will be six Australians competing at this year's US Open - the second major for 2020 - with Curtis Luck and Matt Jones the latest inclusions in the field.

CURTIS LUCK of Australia prepares to play his shot during the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana on in Avondale, Louisiana.
CURTIS LUCK of Australia prepares to play his shot during the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana on in Avondale, Louisiana. Picture: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Australian golfers Curtis Luck and Matt Jones are among 16 players to earn exemptions into the 120th US Open golf championship that will be played at Winged Foot from September 17-20.

Luck scored a one-stroke win over Taylor Montgomery at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship in August for his maiden victory on the Korn Ferry Tour.

The West Australian was among five players added from the secondary tour, which in 2020 comprised a three-series event beginning with the Albertsons Boise Open and ending with the Tour Championship on August 30.

It will be a first US Open appearance for the 24-year-old, who in 2017 became the No.1 ranked amateur in the world.

Another 11 players were added Monday based on their world golf rankings as at August 23 and Jones squeezed in at No.89.

They will join compatriots Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Adam Scott and Cameron Smith, leaving six Australians in the 144-player field to compete for the years' second major.