The Open Qualifying Series

The Open Qualifying Series comprises 16 events in 11 countries on five continents and gives players the opportunity to qualify for golf’s original championship.

A total of 46 places in The 150th Open at St Andrews are available through the Series, which provides golfers with the opportunities to qualify at events around the world on the PGA TOUR, DP World Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Asian Tour, Korean Tour, Japan Golf Tour and Sunshine Tour

The Open Qualifying series was introduced in 2014 and replaced international Final Qualifying for The Open which was established in 2004 and involved 36-hole qualifying events in five different countries.

The 2022 Series includes the RBC Canadian open for the second time. The top two players who are not otherwise exempt, and finish in the top eight and ties, will secure spots in the field at St Andrews in July.

The Claret Jug will be onsite at St George’s Golf and Country Club throughout the week, giving spectators the chance to get up close and learn about the historic trophy presented to the Champion Golfer of the Year.

For more information visit www.TheOpen.com.

The Open Qualifying Series offers the following qualification places in The 150th Open:
 

 EventNo of PlacesDetail
South AfricaJoburg Open
25-28 November 2021
Randpark, Johannesburg
33 places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties
SingaporeSMBC Singapore Open
20-23 January
Sentosa, Singapore
44 places to the leading four players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 12 and ties
AustraliaVic Open
10-13 February
13th Beach Golf Links, Melbourne
33 places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties
USAArnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
3-6 March
Bay Hill, Orlando 
33 places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties
JapanMizuno Open
26-29 May
JFE Setonaikai Golf Club, Kasaoka
44 places to the leading four players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 12 and ties
NetherlandsDutch Open
26-29 May
Bernardus Golf, Cromvoirt
33 places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties
CanadaRBC Canadian Open
9-12 June
St George’s Golf and Country Club, Toronto 
 
22 places to the leading two players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 8 and ties
KoreaKOLON Korea Open 
23-26 June
Woo Jeong Hills, Cheonan
22 places to the leading two players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 8 and ties
Final Qualifying28 June
Fairmont St Andrews
Hollinwell
Prince’s
St Annes Old Links
Minimum of 12 placesMinimum of 3 places to the leading players at each venue.
IrelandHorizon Irish Open
30 June-3 July
Mount Juliet Estate, Co. Kilkenny
33 places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties
USAJohn Deere Classic
30 June-3 July
TPC Deere Run, Silvis
33 places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties
ScotlandGenesis Scottish Open
7-10 July
Renaissance Club, North Berwick
33 places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties
USABarbasol Championship
7-10 July
Keene Trace, Nicholasville
11 place to the leading player (not otherwise exempt) who finishes in the top 5 and ties
  Minimum of 46 


NB: Any player who has qualified through The Open Qualifying Series is deemed an exempt player. In the event that that player subsequently fulfils other exemption categories those places in the starting field will be subject to Section F of The Open Entry Form.

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