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The 150th Open

Pereira earns place in The 150th Open


Chilean exempt following PGA heartbreak

Mito Pereira, who is set to make his Open debut at St Andrews

Mito Pereira is among 14 players to have gained exemptions for The 150th Open through their position in the Official World Golf Ranking following the PGA Championship.

Pereira agonisingly missed out on a stunning maiden Major victory at Southern Hills as he double-bogeyed the final hole when leading by a single shot.

His closing six left him one shot behind Will Zalatoris and Justin Thomas, with the latter then triumphing in a three-hole play-off to claim his second PGA title.

However, there was consolation for Pereira as his outstanding display lifted him from 100th to 49th in the OWGR, just in time for the top 50 earning exemptions for St Andrews.

Pereira can now look forward to an Open debut at the Old Course, along with Cameron Young, Tom Hoge, Seamus Power and K.H. Lee.

The other players to have gained exemptions on Monday include a trio of past runners-up in The Open - Kevin Kisner, Adam Scott and Marc Leishman.

Max Homa, Harold Varner III, Russell Henley, Keegan Bradley, Cameron Tringale and Webb Simpson are also now exempt courtesy of their respective world rankings.

Thirty-six of the world’s top 50 were already exempt for The 150th Open.

You can view the full list of exemptions and qualifiers here.

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