USGA Accepts Over 8,000 Applications for the 2011 US Open - Page 2
Eventually, the number of exempt golfers will increase. From the USGA website it states:
"The number of fully exempt golfers will increase with the inclusion of the top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking, the top 10 money leaders on the 2011 PGA Tour and the top five money leaders on the 2011 European PGA Tour, all as of May 23. The winner of The Players Championship (May 12-15) also receives an exemption, as does any multiple winner of official PGA Tour co-sponsored events between June 20, 2010, and June 12, 2011. For 2011, the top 50 players from the World Golf Ranking as of June 13, 2011, will also receive exemptions.
The field for the 11th U.S. Open will be set and we will those who made it compete June 16-19th at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.
Source: United States Golf Association