It's always unfortunate when WCs have to be given to guys who would have received direct entry. Not that I disagree with it, but it frustrates me that they didn't enter the damn tournament to begin with.
Oh I completely agree, it is a huge pet peeve of mine.
If the qualy WCs haven't been decided, hopefully he'll get one of those. He can play with these guys if he maintains this level of play. There's no doubt about it.
Don't see anything in the entry list threads. but unfortunately it's only a 16 player qualifying draw, so even Young, Isner, and a few others above him would need WCs for the qualifying. Yikes.