Royal Porthcawl to host Final Qualifying for this year’s Open

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Royal Porthcawl will host Final Qualifying for The 151st Open on Tuesday, 4 July in place of Burnham & Berrow.

In order to allow for full recovery from the impact of last year’s drought at Burnham & Berrow, Final Qualifying has been switched to Royal Porthcawl in Wales for this year only and will revert to the prestigious Somerset venue in 2024.

Royal Porthcawl is hosting the Senior Open presented by Rolex this year and the Welsh venue is renowned as one of the world’s finest links courses.


It joins the other Final Qualifying venues for this year at Dundonald Links, Royal Cinque Ports and West Lancashire.

Last year Galway’s Ronan Mullarney and Dubliner David Carey both progressed to make their Major debut at the home of golf with Mullarney narrowly missing the cut while Carey enjoyed all four rounds at St Andrews.

The 151st Open will be played at Royal Liverpool from 16-23 July 2023.

The Open is golf’s original 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 around £100 million to its host region, while the Championship’s commercial success supports the development of the game, worldwide.

For more information on The Open Qualifying Series visit

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