2019 British Open Championship field: Players, rankings and how to qualify
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2019 British Open Championship field: Players, rankings and how to qualify

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The 2019 British Open Championship field is getting closer to set with the final deadline to make the field already passed. The year's final major is played at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland.

There will be 156 players in the competition, and the R&A offers a variety of criteria to get into the field.

Among those entering the field include Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Thomas and defending champion Francesco Molinari.

2019 British Open Championship field and invitees


  • 1. The Open Champions aged 60 or under on July 21, 2019: Stewart Cink, Darren Clarke, David Duval, Ernie Els, Pádraig Harrington, Zach Johnson, Paul Lawrie, Tom Lehman, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen, Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, Tiger Woods
  • 2. The Open Champions for 2009–2018
  • 3. Top 10 finishers and ties in the 2018 Open Championship: Tony Finau, Kevin Kisner, Matt Kuchar, Eddie Pepperell, Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele
  • 4. Top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) for Week 21, 2019: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Lucas Bjerregaard, Keegan Bradley, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Patrick Cantlay, Paul Casey, Jason Day, Bryson DeChambeau, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Sergio García, Justin Harding, Tyrrell Hatton, Billy Horschel, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Marc Leishman, Haotong Li, Shane Lowry, Hideki Matsuyama, Alex Noren, C.T. Pan, Ian Poulter, Andrew Putnam, Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed, Adam Scott, Webb Simpson, Cameron Smith, Brandt Snedeker, Justin Thomas, Matt Wallace, Bubba Watson, Gary Woodland
  • 5. Top 30 on the 2018 Race to Dubai: Alexander Björk, Jorge Campillo, Ryan Fox, Russell Knox, Alexander Lévy, Thorbjørn Olesen, Adrián Otaegui, Thomas Pieters, Shubhankar Sharma, Brandon Stone, Andy Sullivan, Lee Westwood, Danny Willett
  • 6. Last three BMW PGA Championship winners: Chris Wood
  • 7. Top 5 players, not already exempt, within the top 20 of the 2019 Race to Dubai through the BMW International Open: Kurt Kitayama, David Lipsky, Robert MacIntyre, Richard Sterne, Erik Van Rooyen
  • 8. Last five U.S. Open winners
  • 9. Last five Masters Tournament winners
  • 10. Last six PGA Championship winners: Jimmy Walker
  • 11. Last three Players Championship winners: Si Woo Kim
  • 12. The 30 qualifiers for the 2018 Tour Championship: Patton Kizzire, Kyle Stanley, Aaron Wise
  • 13. Top 5 players, not already exempt, within the top 20 of the 2018-19 FedEx Cup points list through the Travelers Championship: Charles Howell III (WD), Ryan Palmer, Chez Reavie
  • 14. Winner of the 2018 Open de Argentina: Isidro Benítez
  • 15. Playing members of the 2018 Ryder Cup teams
  • 16. Winner of the 2018 Asian Tour Order of Merit
  • 17. Winner of the 2018 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit: Jake McLeod
  • 18. Winner of the 2018–19 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit: Zander Lombard
  • 19. Winner of the 2018 Japan Open: Yuki Inamori
  • 20. Winner of the 2019 Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf: Yosuke Asaji
  • 21. Top 2 on the 2018 Japan Golf Tour Official Money List: Shugo Imahira, Shaun Norris
  • 22. Top player, not already exempt, on the 2019 Japan Golf Tour Official Money List through the Japan Golf Tour Championship: Mikumu Horikawa
  • 23. Winner of the 2018 Senior Open Championship: Miguel Ángel Jiménez
  • 24. Winner of the 2019 Amateur Championship: James Sugrue (a)
  • 25. Winner of the 2018 U.S. Amateur
  • 26. Winners of the 2019 European Amateur: Matthias Schmid (a)
  • 27. Recipient of the 2018 Mark H. McCormack Medal
  • 28. Winner of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship: Takumi Kanaya (a)
  • 29. Alternates to replace withdrawn players: Brian Harman

Open Qualifying Series

  • Nov. 18 -- Emirates Australian Open: Abraham Ancer, Jake McLeod, Dimitrios Papadatos
  • Dec. 9 -- South African Open: Romain Langasque, Oliver Wilson
  • Jan. 20 -- SMBC Singapore Open: Yoshinori Fujimoto, Jazz Janewattananond, Prom Meesawat, Do-yeob Mun
  • March 10 -- Arnold Palmer Invitational: Sungjae Im, Sung Kang, Keith Mitchell
  • June 2 -- Mizuno Open: Gunn Charoenkul, Yuta Ikeda, Chan Kim, Sang-hyun Park
  • June 9 -- RBC Canadian Open: Adam Hadwin, Graeme McDowell
  • June 23 -- Kolon Korea Open: Inn-choon Hwang, Dong-kyu Jang
  • June 30 -- Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters: Adrià Arnaus, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Mike Lorenzo-Vera
  • June 30 -- Rocket Mortgage Classic: Nate Lashley, Doc Redman
  • July 7 -- Dubai Duty Free Irish Open: Robert Rock, Paul Waring, Bernd Wiesberger
  • July 14 -- Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open: TBD
  • July 14 -- John Deere Classic: TBD

Final Open Qualifying

  • Fairmont St Andrews: Sam Locke, Connor Syme, Brandon Wu (a)
  • Notts (Hollinwell): Tom Thurloway (a), Ashton Turner, Andrew Wilson
  • Prince's: Austin Connelly, Curtis Knipes (a), Callum Shinkwin
  • St Annes Old Links: Matthew Baldwin, Garrick Porteous, Jack Senior

Top 50 players in 2019 British Open Championship field

Kevin Na is the only top-50 player not in the field, withdrawing due to injury.

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