Fancy playing in The Open Championship?! Here's your big chance!

Ready to battle the likes of Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods at The Open this summer? You're in luck (if you're good enough!)...

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Mon, 20 Mar 2023
Fancy playing in The Open Championship?! Here's your big chance!

Think you've got what it takes to compete in The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool this summer? Well, here's your big chance! 

Golfers aspiring to qualify for the 151st Open Championship from July 20 to 23 and battle the likes of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy can now submit their entries for Regional and Final Qualifying events taking place this year. 

Players who already have an exemption into The Open for this season can also submit an entry form via

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 26 June 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 4 July.  

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

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.”

This year's Open Championship will see Cameron Smith return to defend the Claret Jug following his memorable victory at the Home of Golf last July.

Smith then went on to sign for LIV Golf

All LIV players who are exempt to compete in this year's Open Championship will be eligible to compete in the tournament, just like all the other majors this season. 

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