R&A Accepting Entries for 151st Open

The Claret Jug will be awarded to the ‘Champion Golfer of the Year’ at Royal Liverpool in July. Picture by Richard Heathcote/R&A via Getty Images.

St Andrews, Scotland: Golfers aspiring to qualify for The 151st Open at Royal Liverpool can now submit entries for Regional and Final Qualifying events taking place this year.  

Players who already have an exemption into The 151st Open can also submit an entry form via TheOpen.com.

Regional and Final Qualifying events will take place at venues throughout Great Britain and Ireland with a minimum of 16 places available in golf’s original championship.

Approximately 1,400 golfers are expected to compete across the 13 Regional Qualifying events on June 26 for a place in Final Qualifying.

The venues are Alwoodley, Caldy, County Louth, Ferndown, Goswick, Hesketh, Kedleston Park, Kilmarnock (Barassie), Minchinhampton, Moor Park, Northamptonshire County, North Hants and Rochester & Cobham Park.

A starting field of 288 players will then compete in Final Qualifying events taking place at Burnham & Berrow, Dundonald Links, Royal Cinque Ports and West Lancashire on July 4.  

Those golfers wanting to play in Regional and Final Qualifying can view the entry criteria and submit an entry form via TheOpen.com.

Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, Executive Director – Championships at The R&A, said: “Regional and Final Qualifying events have always stirred up drama and excitement as golfers compete to earn their place in The Open and we anticipate this year being no different.

“We look forward to seeing who emerges to take their place at Royal Liverpool in July.”

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