Sebastián Muñoz, 27, is the sole representative of Colombia in the 2020 United States Open Championship. Including the Colombian golfer, 144 players will compete in the 120th edition of the annual open national championship of golf in the U.S.
Muñoz was born in Bogotá, Colombia on January 4, 1993. He played college golf in the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, USA and turned professional in 2015.
When Muñoz played on the Developmental Series of the PGA Tour Latinoamérica, he won two tournaments. The Bogotá native won his first PGA Tour tournament in September 22, 2019.
Colombia has yet to have a U.S. Open champion. The annual golf competition was established in 1895.
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.
Including Colombia and the U.S., 27 countries from six continents are represented. The others are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and Thailand.
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.