Nine players have already booked their spots in The 152nd Open at Royal Troon through The Open Qualifying Series.
Dean Burmester, Darren Fichardt and Dan Bradbury qualified at the Joburg Open before Joaquin Niemann, Rikuya Hoshino and Adam Scott earned the three places available at the ISPS Handa Australian Open.
The first qualifying event of 2024 was the IRS Prima Malaysian Open at The Mines Resort & Golf Club in February. David Puig finished with back-to-back 62s to claim victory and he will be joined in Troon by runner-up Jeunghun Wang and Denwit Boriboonsub.
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.
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.