Off to Royal Troon: Open Qualifying Series


L to R: Anthony Wall, Haydn Porteous and Zander Lomard qualify for the 2016 Open Championship at the Joburg Open. (Getty)

Players from around the world can secure a spot at Royal Troon through the Open Qualifying Series.

The Series consists of 10 combined tournaments on the European Tour, PGA Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Asian Tour, Japan Golf Tour and Sunshine Tour, as well as four Final Qualifying events.

Sites offer one, three or four spots into the Open Championship, breaking down like this:

  • 1 spot inside the top 5 and ties, not otherwise qualified
  • 3 spots inside the top 10 and ties, not otherwise qualified
  • 4 spots inside the top 12 and ties, not otherwise qualified

Each of the four Final Qualifying sites offer three spots.

Here’s a look at the participating tournaments and those who have qualified, thus far (click here for photo gallery):

Emirates Australian Open Nick Cullen, Matt Jones, Rod Pampling
Thailand Golf Championship Jamie Donaldson, Phachara Khongwatmai, Clement Sordet, Lee Westwood
Joburg Open Zander Lombard, Haydn Porteous, Anthony Wall
Mizuno Open Hideto Tanihara, Syugo Imahira, Kodai Ichihara, Sang-Hee Lee
Nordea Masters Lasse Jensen
FedEx St. Jude Classic Brian Gay, Steve Stricker, Russell Henley, Seung-Yul Noh
Quicken Loans National Billy Hurley III, Jon Rahm, Vijay Singh, Harold Varner III
Final Qualifying: Gailes Links Colin Montgomerie, Oskar Arvidsson, Scott Fernandez
Final Qualifying: Hillside Golf Club Jack Senior, Paul Howard, Dave Coupland
Final Qualifying: Royal Cinque Ports Matthew Southgate, Steven Alker, James Heath
Final Qualifying: Woburn Paul Dunne, Robert Rock, Ryan Evans
Open de France Brandon Stone, Alex Noren, Callum Shinkwin and Richard Sterne
Barracuda Championship Greg Chalmers
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open July 7-10 (4 spots, inside top 12 and ties)