Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson secured a special exemption for the US Open at Torrey Pines.
The American, 50, must win the event to complete a career Grand Slam.
Mickelson has finished second six times at the US Open – most recently in 2013, when he took a one-shot lead in the final round.
“Winning the US Open has been an elusive and elusive dream and I’ve come close to it so many times,” said world number 116 Mickelson.
“You can’t win if you don’t play. I am honored and I appreciate the USGA [United States Golf Association] for the opportunity and can’t wait to play in my hometown on a golf course I grew up on. “
Mickelson is the sixth player – after Tom Watson, Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk and Ernie Els – to receive a special exemption at the US Open since 2010, but among those to receive a special invite only Hale Irwin, in 1990, triumphed.
The 121st US Open will be held June 17-20 in San Diego.