Four players who finish in the top 12 and ties at the Gateway to The Open Mizuno Open who are not already exempt will earn a place in The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale from 16-23 July 2017.
This is the fourth event in The Open Qualifying Series and will be played from 25-28 May at JFE Setonaikai Golf Club in Okayama, Japan.
Players in the field at the Gateway to The Open Mizuno Open who are already exempt for The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale:
In the event of a tie for a qualifying place, the player with the higher ranking in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) at the beginning of the week commencing 22 May will be awarded a place in The 146th Open.
The 146th Open will be played at Royal Birkdale from 16-23 July 2017.
The Open is golf’s oldest championship. Played since 1860 on iconic links golf courses, it is the sport’s most international Major Championship with qualifying events on every continent. For one week each year, the pursuit of the famous Claret Jug trophy is the focus of the sporting world, followed globally by millions of fans.
Staged by The R&A, The Open delivers an annual economic benefit of up to £100 million to its host region, while the Championship’s commercial success supports the development of the game, worldwide.