• Brandt Snedeker, a nine-time winner on the PGA Tour who tied for third at the U.S. Open in 2012.
• Carson Schaake, the medalist at the Springfield qualifier last year.
• Ohio State junior Jackson Chandler.
• Former Ohio State golfer Bo Hoag, who won the Ohio high school championship in 2006.
• PGA golfer Brian Stuard, who has had the low score three times at the Springfield qualifier (2012, 2013 and 2019).
• Robert Shelton, a three-time winner on the Korn Ferry Tour.
• Mason Witt, a Greeneview High School graduate who won the Ohio state championship in 2019 and now golfs at Xavier.
There are 38 amateurs and 40 professionals in the field, according to the Miami Valley Golf Association. Seven golfers qualified for the U.S. Open in Springfield last year.
The 5-8, 204-pound Woodhead set the NCAA all-divisions career rushing record at Division II Chadron State before entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent.
He ran for 2,238 yards and 15 touchdowns while also catching 300 passes for 2,698 yards and 17 touchdowns in the NFL.
Woodhead played in the Super Bowl with the Patriots but now has his sights set on the pinnacle of golf.
If he makes it through the qualifier in Springfield, he will advance to the U.S. Open in Brookline, Mass., on June 16-19.