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    • Open Championship spots on the line at TOUR events

    • This year's Open Championship will be played July 17-20 at England's Royal Liverpool Golf Club. (Getty Images/Andrew Redington) This year's Open Championship will be played July 17-20 at England's Royal Liverpool Golf Club. (Getty Images/Andrew Redington)

    This season, competitors on the international tours and the PGA TOUR have been competing for more than just a trophy and FedExCup points. They've been vying for the last available spot in The Open Championship, July 17-20 at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England

    “For guys to know that many weeks ahead of time that they are in, that they have qualified, and that they have had the chance to play 72 holes to do it, I think it’s a brilliant idea,” said 2001 Open Championship winner David Duval.

    PGATOUR.COM's leaderboard for the three events that are part of the Open Qualifying Series will display a Claret Jug next to the names of players who already have qualified for the Open Championship.

    This is the Open Qualifying Series' debut year. The series were made up of 14 events in nine countries on five continents. The series consisted of events on the PGA TOUR, European Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Japan Golf Tour and the Sunshine Tour.

    Nine qualifying places were available on both the PGA TOUR and European Tour.

    PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem said, “We welcome this initiative from The R&A which will offer qualifying places at three events on the PGA TOUR in the lead-up to The Open. This will give the players a clear pathway to secure their place in The Open at three prestigious events and create some added interest as players try to qualify for the world’s oldest major championship.”

    Click here for results from each Open Qualifying Series stop.

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    Dates Tournament Spots available Details Qualifiers
    Nov. 28-Dec. 1 Emirates Australian Open 3 three places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties Rhein Gibson, Bryden Macpherson, John Senden
    Feb. 6-9 The Joburg Open 3 three places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties George Coetzee,
    Jin Jeong Justin Walters
    March
    6-7
    The Open Qualifying Series-Thailand 4 four places to the leading four players Hiroshi Iwata, Cheng-Tsung Pan, Yoshinobu Tsukada,
    Ashun Wu
    May 29-June 1 The Mizuno Open 4 four places to the leading four players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 12 and ties Dong-Kyu Jang, Hyung-Tae Kim, Tomohiro Kondo,
    Juvic Pagunsan
    June
    19-22
    The Irish Open 3 three places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties Matthew Baldwin,
    Edoardo Molinari, Danny Willett
    June 
    26-29
    Quicken Loans National 4 four places to the leading four players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 12 and ties Shawn Stefani, Ben Martin, Charley Hoffman, Brendan Steele
    July
    3-6
    The Greenbrier Classic 4 four places to the leading four players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 12 and ties George McNeill, Chris Stroud, Cameron Tringale, Billy Hurley III
    July
    3-6
    Alstom Open de France 3 three places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties Robert Karlsson, Michael Hoey, Victor Riu 
    July
    10-13
    John Deere Classic 1* one place to the leading player (not otherwise exempt) who finishes in the top five and ties

    Brian Harman
    July
    10-13
    Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open 3 three places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties

    Kristoffer Broberg, Tyrrell Hatton, Scott Jamieson

    *-There is just one place in the John Deere Classic due to the logistics of qualifiers travelling to play in
    The Open Championship at short notice.

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