Main season is coming to an finish this week (for the boys, no less than) because the skilled golf world houses in on Royal Liverpool, internet hosting the game’s oldest championship for the thirteenth time. Right here’s the whole lot it’s essential to know concerning the 156 golfers teeing it up on the 151st Open Championship.
2023 Open Championship preview
A return to Hoylake additionally means a return to the positioning of Rory McIlroy’s only Open Championship victory.
Coming into the week because the No. 2 participant within the Official World Golf Rankings, McIlroy would be the clear favourite to deliver dwelling a second Claret Jug after winning last week at the Genesis Scottish Open. He’ll be trying to win a nine-year main drought, going winless since his victories at each the Open and PGA Championship in 2014.
McIlroy faces a transparent problem from quite a lot of gamers, most notably Scottie Scheffler and Cam Smith. Smith is the defending champion after he putted lights out at St. Andrews to catch and move McIlroy on the ultimate 9 a 12 months in the past. Like McIlroy, Smith additionally received his closing pre-Open begin at LIV Golf London. Scheffler, in the meantime, is the No. 1 participant on this planet and hasn’t completed exterior the top-12 in a begin since final October.
Who’s exempt into the Open?
The R&A, which runs the Open, lists 27 standards for incomes an exemption into the sphere at Hoylake. The remainder of the sphere is filled out by open qualifying and the Open Qualifying Sequence. The exemptions are as follows.
1. The Open Champions aged 60 or beneath on 23 July 2023
2. The Open Champions for 2012–2022 (no matter age)
3. Prime 10 finishers and ties within the 2022 Open Championship
4. Prime 50 gamers within the Official World Golf Rating (OWGR) for Week 21, 2023
5. Prime 30 within the closing 2022 DP World Tour Rankings
6. Latest winners of the BMW PGA Championship (2019–2022)
7. Prime 5 gamers, not already exempt, throughout the high 20 of the 2023 Race to Dubai by means of the BMW Worldwide Open
8. Latest winners of the U.S. Open (2018–2023)
9. Latest winners of the Masters Match (2018–2023)
10. Latest winners of the PGA Championship (2017–2023)
11. Latest winners of The Gamers Championship (2021–2023)
12. The highest 30 gamers from the 2022 FedEx Cup factors listing
13. Prime 5 gamers, not already exempt, throughout the high 20 of the 2022–23 FedEx Cup factors listing by means of the Vacationers Championship
14. Winner of the 2022 Visa Open de Argentina
15. Winner of the 2022–23 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Advantage
16. Winner of the 2022–23 Sunshine Tour Order of Advantage
17. Winner of the 2022 Japan Open Golf Championship
18. Prime two gamers on the 2022 Japan Golf Tour Official Cash Listing
19. The highest participant, not already exempt, on the 2023 Japan Golf Tour Official Cash Listing by means of the BMW Japan Golf Tour Championship Mori Constructing Cup
20. Winner of the 2022 Senior Open Championship
21. Winner of the 2023 Newbie Championship
22. Winner of the 2022 U.S. Newbie
23. Winner of the 2023 European Newbie
24. Recipient of the 2022 Mark H. McCormack Medal
25. Winner of the 2022 Asia-Pacific Newbie Championship
26. Winner of the 2023 Latin America Newbie Championship
27. Winner of the 2023 Open Newbie Sequence
2023 Open Championship subject
Jose Luis Ballester Barrio (a)
Tiger Christensen (a)
Matthew Fernandez De Oliveira (a)
Kyung Nam Kang
It was Kim
Si Woo Kim
Christo Lamprecht (a)
Min Woo Lee
Alex Maguire (a)
Brandon Robinson Thompson
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