Entries can now be submitted for historic 150th Open at St Andrews

Entries can now be submitted for regional and final qualifying events taking place later this year ahead of the 150th Open. 

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Tue, 1 Mar 2022
Entries can now be submitted for historic 150th Open at St Andrews

Golfers aspiring to qualify for The 150th Open at St Andrews can now submit entries for regional and final qualifying events taking place in June this year.  

Players who already have an exemption into The 150th Open can submit an entry form via their official website. 

Regional and final qualifying events will take place at venues throughout Great Britain and Ireland with a minimum of 12 places available in golf’s original championship.

Approximately 1,350 golfers are expected to compete across the 13 regional qualifying events on Monday 20 June for a place in final qualifying.

The venues are Alwoodley, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Burhill, Caldy, County Louth, Fairhaven, Frilford Heath, Kedleston Park, Minchinhampton, Moor Park, Northamptonshire County, Panmure and Rochester & Cobham Park.

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A combined starting field of 288 players will then compete in final qualifying events taking place at Fairmont St Andrews, Hollinwell, Prince’s and St Annes Old Links on Tuesday 28 June.

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: "The drama and excitement of our qualifying events is always very special and this year will be no different with places in The 150th Open being the reward for the leading golfers.

"We look forward to seeing who emerges among the tour players, club professionals and leading amateurs to book their place in this historic playing of the Championship at St Andrews."

The 150th Open will be played at St Andrews from 10-17 July 2022.

Tiger Woods has tentatively targeted a return to golf and could potentially play at the 150th Open. 

He told the media he had a lot of hard work to do in his rehab first but it is not outside the realms of possibility. 

The defending Open champion is Collin Morikawa. 

Jon Rahm is the betting favourite to win this summer, but he is closely followed by Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth. 

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