Bernd Wiesberger, 34, and Matthias Schwab, 25, of Austria are participating in the 2020 United States Open Championship. Including the two Austrian golfers, 144 players will compete in the 120th edition of the annual open national championship of golf in the U.S.
Wiesberger was born in Vienna, Austria on October 8, 1985. He won the Alstom Open de France in July 2015 and finished third in the 2019 season of the European Tour.
Born in Schladming, Austria on December 9, 1994, Schwab played in the 2018 season of the European Tour. He has been playing professionally since June 2017.
Austria has yet to have a U.S. Open champion. The annual golf competition was established in 1895.
Including Austria, 27 countries from six continents are represented. The others are Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and the U.S.
The 2020 U.S. Open will take place at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, USA from September 17–20, 2020. The last time the tournament was held there was in 2006 when Geoff Ogilvy, 43, of Australia won with a score of 5 over par.
Due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 144-player field consists entirely of exempt players. Professional golfers Daniel Chopra, 46, of Sweden and Anthony Kang, 47, of South Korea will co-host the golf tournament with former professional cricketer Jason de la Peña, 47, of England live on FOX Sports 2 from September 18-21, 2020.
The U.S. Open champions in the past five years were from the U.S. Jordan Spieth, 27, and Dustin “DJ” Johnson, 36, won in 2015 and 2016, respectively, Brooks Koepka, 30, won in 2017 and in 2018 and Gary Woodland, 36, won in 2019.