Chris Wood secures last exemption to the US Open

He finished marginally inside the ranking points to feature this year at Erin Hills

Chris Wood

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England's Chris Wood has qualified for this week's US Open by 0.0113 ranking points.

Golf's world number 60 chose not to play in last week's Austrian Open, because failing to finish in the top 20 would've dropped him to 61st in the world and out of qualification.

No-one played well enough to overtake him, giving Wood the final rankings place for the tournament among the 156-man field. He finished ahead of Jeunghung Wang.

Earlier this month, Wood rose to 60th in the world rankings after a tie for second at the Nordea Masters in Sweden.

He's enjoyed four top-25 finishes on the European Tour this year and finished tied for 23rd at last year's US Open.

Action at Erin Hills begins on Thursday.

Chris Wood during day four of the 2017 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club last month. Image:  Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images