2014 Open Championship: The field, exemptions & qualifiers

2014 Open Championship: The field, exemptions & qualifiers

The 2014 Open Championship will mark the return of the game's oldest major championship to Royal Liverpool (also known as Hoylake) from July 17-20.

Tiger Woods won the last time Liverpool hosted the Open Championship, winning the Claret Jug in 2006 for his last Open win. It was the first time Royal Liverpool had hosted since 1967.

Right now, these players have qualified for the 2014 Open Championship through the following categories:

1. Open Championship winners 60 and under on July 20, 2014: Sandy Lyle, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Louis Oosthuizen, Darren Clarke, Stewart Cink, Padraig Harrington, Todd Hamilton, Ben Curtis, Ernie Els, Paul Lawrie, Justin Leonard, Mark O'Meara, Ian Baker-Finch, Nick Price, John Daly, Tom Lehman, Mark Calcavecchia

2. Open Championship winners for the last 10 years:

3. Open Champions finishing in in the top 10 any of the last five years (2009-13): Tom Watson

4. The top 10 players and ties from the 2013 Open Championship: Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, Adam Scott, Lee Westwood, Zach Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama, Hunter Mahan. Francesco Molinari

5. The top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking as of May 26, 2014: Matt Kuchar, Bubba Wastson, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth, Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson, Jason Dufner, Luke Donald, Jimmy Walker, Graeme McDowell, Steve Stricker, Charl Schwartzel, Thomas Bjorn, Keegan Bradley, Victor Dubuisson, Patrick Reed, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Martin Kaymer, Jamie Donaldson, Brandt Snedeker, Graham DeLaet, Webb Simpson, Bill Haas, Jonas Blixt, Stephen Gallacher, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan, Ryan Moore, Gary Woodland, Harris English, Joost Luiten, Matt Jones, John Senden, Russell Henley, Chris Kirk, Matt Every, Ryan Palmer

6. The top 30 in the final 2013 Race to Dubai standings: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Richard Sterne, Thongchai Jaidee, Matteo Manassero, Peter Uihlein, Brett Rumford, Branden Grace, David Howell, Mikko Ilonen, Gregory Bourdy, Tommy Fleetwood, Bernd Wiesberger, Chris Wood, Paul Casey

7. The last 3 winners of the BMW PGA Championship

8. First 5 European Tour members and any European Tour members tying for 5th place, not otherwise exempt, in the top 20 of the Race to Dubai on completion of the 2014 BMW International Open.

9. The last 5 U.S. Open champions (2010-14):

10. The last 5 Masters champions (2010-14):

11. The last 5 PGA Champions (2009-13): Y.E. Yang

12. The last 3 winners of The Players Championship:

13. The 30 players who qualified for the 2013 Tour Championship: Billy Horschel, Roberto Castro, Kevin Streelman, Brendon de Jonge, Boo Weekley, DA Points

14. First 5 PGA Tour members and any PGA TOUR members tying for 5th place, not exempt in the top 20 of the PGA Tour FedEx Cup Points List for 2014 on completion of the 2014 Travelers Championship.

15. Playing members of the 2013 Presidents Cup teams: Angel Cabrera, Marc Leishman

16. 2013 Asian Tour Order of Merit winner: Kiradech Aphibarnrat

17. 2013 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit winner: (Adam Scott)

18. 2013 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit winner: Dawie van der Walt

19. 2013 Japan Open winner: Masanori Kobayashi

20. The top 2 players on the 2013 Japan Golf Tour money list: Hyung-Sung kim

21. First 2 and anyone tying for 2nd place, not exempt having applied B(6) (see page 3) in a cumulative money list taken from all official 2014 Japan Golf Tour events up to and including the 2014 Mizuno Open. Blank entries will be made on behalf of competitors qualifying in this category.

22. 2013 Senior Open Champion: Mark Wiebe

23. 2014 British Amateur champion:

24. 2013 U.S. Amateur champion: Matthew Fitzpatrick (a)

25. 2013 International European Amateur champion: Ashley Chesters (a)

26. 2013 Mark H McCormack Medal (Men’s World Amateur Golf Ranking) winner

27. Highest-ranked players in the Official World Golf Ranking as of June 30 not already qualified for Open Championship: Kevin Stadler, J.B. Holmes, K.J. Choi, Erik Compton, Charles Howell III, Brooks Koepka, Chesson Hadley, Freddie Jacobson, Anirban Lahiri, Scott Stallings

Open Qualifying Series

Emirates Australian Open (3 spots): Bryden Macpherson, Rhein Gibson

Joburg Open (3 spots): George Coetzee, Jin Jeong, Justin Walters

Thailand (4 spots): Hiroshi Iwata, Cheng-Tsung Pan (a), Ashun Wu, Yoshinobu Tsukada

Irish Open (3 spots): Edoardo Molinari, Matthew Baldwin, Danny Willett

Quicken Loans National (4 spots): Shawn Stefani, Charley Hoffman, Ben Martin, Brendan Steele

Open Final Qualifying (12 spots from four sites):

  • Sunningdale: Matthew Southgate, Chris Rodgers, Byeong-Hun An
  • Gailes Links: Marc Warren, Jamie McLeary, Paul McKechnie
  • Woburn: Paul Dunne (a), Oliver Fisher, Rhys Enoch
  • Hillside: John Singleton, Christopher Hanson, Oscar Floren

Alstom Open de France (3 spots): Robert Karlsson, Michael Hoey, Victor Riu

The Greenbrier Classic (4 spots): George McNeill, Chris Stroud, Cameron Tringale, Billy Hurley III


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