Qualifiers can't show off skills at U.S. Open thanks to coronavirus

If anyone can truly appreciate the meaning of the word “open” at the U.S. Open, it’s a 36-year-old father of two who might very well have racked up more frequent flier miles than dollars over his golf career — a journeyman named Andy Pope.

Since its inception in 1895, the U.S. Open has billed itself as the tournament that anyone could play — and since 1924, those without an upper-echelon pedigree have had to earn their way into the field through the dozens of qualifying tournaments...