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)|