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The following players have secured exemptions for The 150th Open, taking place at St Andrews from 10-17 July 2022.

Some players appear multiple times, as they have gained exemptions via a number of categories. Each player appears in bold the first time they are listed as exempt.

This page is up to date as of 11 May and will be updated as further exemptions are finalised.

Open Champions aged 60 or under on 17 July 2022

Mark Calcavecchia, John Daly, Justin Leonard, Paul Lawrie, Tiger Woods, David Duval, Ernie Els, Ben Curtis, Todd Hamilton, Padraig Harrington, Stewart Cink, Louis Oosthuizen, Darren Clarke, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth, Francesco Molinari, Shane Lowry, Collin Morikawa

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The Open Champions for 2011-2021

Darren Clarke, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth, Francesco Molinari, Shane Lowry, Collin Morikawa

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First 10 and anyone tying for 10th place in The 149th Open at Royal St George's in 2021

Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, Jon Rahm, Louis Oosthuizen, Dylan Frittelli, Brooks Koepka, Mackenzie Hughes, Dustin Johnson, Robert MacIntyre, Daniel Berger, Scottie Scheffler

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The first 50 players on the OWGR (Week 21, 2022)

TBC 23 May

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First 30 in the DP World Tour rankings for 2021

Collin Morikawa, Billy Horschel, Jon Rahm, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton, Min Woo Lee, Paul Casey, Nicolai Hojgaard, Robert MacIntyre, Abraham Ancer, Richard Bland, Alexander Bjork, Bernd Wiesberger, Will Zalatoris, Tommy Fleetwood, Guido Migliozzi, Viktor Hovland, Dean Burmester, Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Jason Scrivener, Lucas Herbert, Ian Poulter, Laurie Canter, Thomas Detry, Thomas Pieters, Danny Willett, Justin Harding, Garrick Higgo, Justin Rose.

THE BMW PGA Championship winners for 2018-2021

2018 - Francesco Molinari, 2019 - Danny Willett, 2020 - Tyrrell Hatton, 2021 - Billy Horschel

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The first 5 DP World Tour members and any DP World Tour members tying for fifth place, not otherwise exempt, in the top 20 of the Race to Dubai rankings on completion of the 2022 BMW International Open.

TBC 26 June

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The U.S. Open Champions for 2017-2022

2017 & 2018 - Brooks Koepka, 2019 - Gary Woodland, 2020 - Bryson DeChambeau, 2021 - Jon Rahm, 2022 - TBC 19 June

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The Masters Tournament Champions for 2017-2022

2017 - Sergio Garcia, 2018 - Patrick Reed, 2019 - Tiger Woods, 2020 - Dustin Johnson, 2021 - Hideki Matsuyama, 2022 - Scottie Scheffler

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The PGA Champions for 2016-2022

2016 - Jimmy Walker, 2017 - Justin Thomas, 2018 & 2019 - Brooks Koepka, 2020 - Collin Morikawa, 2021 - Phil Mickelson, 2022 - TBC 22 May

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The PLAYERS Champions for 2019-2022

2019 - Rory McIlroy, 2020 - Cancelled, 2021 - Justin Thomas, 2022 - Cameron Smith

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Top 30 players from the final 2021 FedExCup Points List

Patrick Cantlay, Jon Rahm, Kevin Na, Justin Thomas, Viktor Hovland, Xander Schauffele, Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Billy Horschel, Abraham Ancer, Daniel Berger, Tony Finau, Jason Kokrak, Cameron Smith, Louis Oosthuizen, Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Sam Burns, Harris English, Jordan Spieth, Sungjae Im, Corey Conners, Erik van Rooyen, Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Reed, Hideki Matsuyama, Collin Morikawa, Stewart Cink, Joaquin Niemann, Brooks Koepka.

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The first 5 PGA TOUR members and any PGA TOUR members tying for fifth place, not exempt in the top 20 of the PGA TOUR FedExCup Points List for 2022 on completion of the 2022 Travelers Championship

TBC 26 June

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The 115th VISA Open de Argentina 2021 Champion

Jorge Fernandez-Valdes

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Playing members of the 2021 Ryder Cup Teams

Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, Harris English, Daniel Berger, Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Bernd Wiesberger, Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, Paul Casey, Matt Fitzpatrick, Lee Westwood, Shane Lowry, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter  

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First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Final Order of Merit of the Tour of Australasia for 2021-22

Jediah Morgan

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First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Final Order of Merit of the Sunshine Tour for 2021-22

Shaun Norris

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The 150th Open at the Home of Golf

The Home of Golf, the home of great Champions. The 150th Open will be played on the historic links of The Old Course for the 30th time.

The Japan Open Champion for 2021

Shaun Norris

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The Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Champion for 2022

TBC 15 May

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First 2 and anyone tying for 2nd place, on the Final Official Money List of the Japan Golf Tour for 2021

Chan Kim, Takumi Kanaya

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First and anyone tying for 1st place, not exempt in a cumulative money list taken from all official 2022 Japan Golf Tour events up to and including the 2022 Japan Tour Championship. 

TBC 5 June

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The Senior Open Champion for 2021

Stephen Dodd

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The Amateur Champion for 2022

TBC 18 June

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The U.S. Amateur Champion for 2021

James Piot (a)

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The European Amateur Champion for 2022

TBC 25 June

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The Mark H McCormack Medal (Men's WORLD AMATEUR GOLF RANKING) winner for 2021

Keita Nakajima (a)

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The Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion for 2021

Keita Nakajima (a)

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The Latin America Amateur Champion for 2022

Aaron Jarvis (a)

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OQS South Africa - The 2021 Joburg Open

Thriston Lawrence, Zander Lombard, Ashley Chesters

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OQS Singapore - The 2022 SMBC Singapore Open

Sadom Kaewkanjana, Yuto Katsuragawa, Joohyung Kim, Sihwan Kim

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OQS Australia - The Vic Open

Dimitrios Papadatos, Ben Campbell, Matthew Griffin

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OQS USA - The 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational

Chris Kirk, Talor Gooch

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OQS Japan - The 2022 Mizuno Open

TBC 29 May

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OQS Netherlands - The 2022 Dutch Open

TBC 29 May

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OQS Canada - The 2022 RBC Canadian Open

TBC 12 June

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OQS Korea - The 2022 KOLON Korea Open

TBC 26 June

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OQS Ireland - The 2022 Irish Open

TBC 3 July

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OQS USA - The 2022 John Deere Classic

TBC 3 July

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OQS Scotland - The 2022 Genesis Scottish Open

TBC 10 July

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OQS USA - The 2022 Barbasol Championship

TBC 10 July

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Final Qualifying - Fairmont St Andrews, Hollinwell, Prince's & St Annes Old Links

TBC 28 June