Open Championship Qualifying Changes
By Torleif Sorenson on 10/28/13

The R&A have announced that 36-hole international qualifying for the Open Championship has been replaced by a new Qualifying Series. From their press release:

The Open Qualifying Series will comprise 14 events in nine countries on five continents and will offer players the opportunity to qualify for golf's oldest Major Championship at prestigious events on the PGA Tour, the European Tour, the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Japan Golf Tour and the Sunshine Tour.

Nine of the qualifying events will be on the (U.S.) PGA and European Tours.

Location Event Venue Places
available
Details
Australia 2013 Australian Open Australian Golf Club 3 Three places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties
South Africa Joburg Open Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club 3 Three places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties
Thailand Open Qualifying Series 4 Four places to the leading four players
Japan Mizuno Open 4 Four places to the leading four players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 12 and ties
Ireland Irish Open 3 Three places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties
France Open de France Le Golf National 3 Three places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties
Scotland Scottish Open 3 Three places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties
USA AT&T National Congressional Country Club 4 Four places to the leading four players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 12 and ties
USA Greenbrier Classic Greenbrier 4 Four places to the leading four players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 12 and ties
USA John Deere Classic TPC at Deere Run 1 One place to the leading player (not otherwise exempt) who finishes in the top five and ties
England Final Qualifying Gailes Links 3 Three places available
England Final Qualifying Hillside 3 Three places available
England Final Qualifying Royal Cinque Ports 3 Three places available
England Final Qualifying Woburn 3 Three places available
 

 

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