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The Open Qualifying Series

The Open Qualifying Series


Road to Royal Troon begins at Joburg Open

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The race to qualify for The 152nd Open at Royal Troon gets under way this week with three places on offer through the Joburg Open in South Africa.

The Joburg Open is the first event in The Open Qualifying Series for 2024 which offers golfers around the world opportunities to book their place in golf’s original championship.

Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, Executive Director – Championships at The R&A, said: "The race to qualify for The 152nd Open at Royal Troon is now under way and offers golfers all over the world a range of opportunities to secure a coveted place in the Championship.

"We look forward to seeing the drama unfold in the coming months as golfers emerge from tour events or Final Qualifying to book their place at Royal Troon next year."

The ISPS HANDA Australian Open, which is co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and DP World Tour and being played at The Lakes and The Australian from 30 November - 3 December 2023, will offer three places.

The Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday, the RBC Canadian Open and the John Deere Classic will offer golfers on the PGA Tour opportunities to qualify.

On the DP World Tour, places will be awarded at the KLM Open, Italian Open and Genesis Scottish Open, which is co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour.

Three events in Asia will offer a total of eight places to Royal Troon. The IRS Prima Malaysian Open will take place at The Mines Resort & Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur in February and will offer three places into The Open.

The Mizuno Open will also offer three places when it is played at JFE Setonaikai, Okayama, in May. And two places will be offered at the KOLON Korea Open, which will be staged at Woo Jeong Hills in Cheonan in June.

Final Qualifying events will be held at Burnham & Berrow, Dundonald Links, Royal Cinque Ports and West Lancashire on 2 July with a minimum of 16 places available. This will follow 14 Regional Qualifying events taking place on 24 June. Fulford and Bearwood Lakes have been added to the list of venues hosting Regional Qualifying.

Where any golfer who earns a qualifying place through an Open Qualifying Series event before the closing date for entries then becomes exempt under one or more other categories, that qualifying place will be awarded to the next best placed non-exempt golfer at that qualifying event.

The R&A will confirm the exemptions for The 152nd Open at Royal Troon early in the new year.

The Open Qualifying Series schedule:

23-26 Nov 2023
Joburg Open, South Africa

30 Nov – 3 Dec 2023
ISPS HANDA Australian Open

15-18 Feb 2024
IRS Prima Malaysian Open

7-10 Mar 2024
Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard

23-26 May 2024
The Mizuno Open

30 May – 2 Jun 2024
RBC Canadian Open

6-9 Jun 2024
The Memorial Tournament presented by Workday

20-23 Jun 2024
KOLON Korea Open

20-23 Jun 2024
KLM Open

24 Jun 2024
Regional Qualifying

27-30 Jun 2024
Italian Open

2 Jul 2024
Final Qualifying

4-7 Jul 2024
John Deere Classic

11-14 Jul 2024
Genesis Scottish Open

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