Three Open spots up for grabs at British Masters

Tom McKibbin (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

The leading three players not already exempt who make the cut in the Betfred British Masters hosted by Nick Faldo will earn places in The 151st Open at Royal Liverpool from July 20-23.

The Betfred British Masters hosted by Sir Nick Faldo is the ninth event in The Open Qualifying Series and will be played from 29 June-2 July at The Belfry.

That means Holywood’s Tom McKibbin and Kinsale’s John Murphy could potentially book their place for a Major debut should either player catch fire at The Belfry, though both were over-par early on Thursday.


Players in the field at the Betfred British Masters hosted by Sir Nick Faldo who are already exempt for The 151st Open:

Adri Arnaus Romain Langasque David Micheluzzi Shubhankar Sharma
Alexander Bjork Thriston Lawrence Guido Migliozzi Callum Shinkwin
Dan Bradbury Min Woo Lee Thorbjorn Olesen Marcel Siem
Jorge Campillo Hurley Long Yannik Paul Jordan Smith
Ewen Ferguson Joost Luiten Victor Perez Ockie Strydom
Kazuki Higa Robert MacIntyre Richie Ramsay Connor Syme
Rikuya Hoshino Adrian Meronk Justin Rose Sami Valimaki

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 26 June will be awarded a place in The 151st Open.

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.

  • British Masters scoring HERE

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