2019 Open Championship

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2019 Open Championship
2019 Open Championship logo.png
Tournament information
Dates 18–21 July 2019
Location Antrim, Northern Ireland
Course(s) Royal Portrush Golf Club
Organized by The R&A
Tour(s)
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,337 yards (6,709 m)
Field 156 players
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Royal Portrush is located in the United Kingdom
Royal Portrush
Royal Portrush
Location in the United Kingdom
Royal Portrush is located in Northern Ireland
Royal Portrush
Royal Portrush
Location in Northern Ireland

The 2019 Open Championship will be the 148th Open Championship, scheduled for 18–21 July at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Antrim, Northern Ireland. It will be the second Open Championship at the course, 68 years after the first in 1951.

Media[edit]

The 2019 Open Championship will be the fourth to be televised domestically by Sky Sports. In the United States, it will be the fourth Open Championship to be televised by NBC (Golf Channel's parent network).

Venue[edit]

Dunluce Links – Championship tees

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Hughie's 420 4 10 Himalayas 448 4
2 Giant's Grave 577 5 11 Tavern 473 5/4
3 Islay 176 3 12 Dhu Varren 530 5
4 Fred Daly's 499 4 13 Feather Bed 192 3
5 White Rocks 403 4 14 Causeway 464 4
6 Harry Colt's 191 3 15 Skerries 427 4
7 Curran Point 572 5 16 Calamity Corner 230 3
8 Dunluce 435 4 17 Purgatory 405 4
9 P.G. Stevenson's 430 4 18 Babington's 465 4
Out 3,703 36 In 3,634 36/35
Source:[1] Total 7,337 72/71

Length of the course for the previous Open:[2][3]

  • 1951: 6,802 yards (6,220 m), par 72

Field[edit]

Each player is classified according to the first category in which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses. Dates when a qualifying category will be completely determined are indicated in italics.

1. The Open Champions aged 60 or under on 21 July 2019

Mark Calcavecchia, Stewart Cink (2), Darren Clarke (2), John Daly, David Duval, Ernie Els (2), Todd Hamilton, Pádraig Harrington, Zach Johnson (2), Paul Lawrie, Tom Lehman, Rory McIlroy (2,3,12,15), Phil Mickelson (2,12,15), Francesco Molinari (2,3,6,12,15), Louis Oosthuizen (2), Jordan Spieth (2,3,8,9,15), Henrik Stenson (2,15), Tiger Woods (3,12,15)

2. The Open Champions for 2009–2018
3. Top 10 finishers and ties in the 2018 Open Championship

Kevin Chappell, Tony Finau (12,15), Kevin Kisner, Matt Kuchar, Eddie Pepperell, Justin Rose (12,15), Xander Schauffele (12)

4. Top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) for Week 21, 2019
5. Top 30 on the 2018 Race to Dubai

18 November

6. Last three BMW PGA Championship winners

Alex Norén (15)

7. Top 5 players, not already exempt, within the top 20 of the 2019 Race to Dubai through the BMW International Open
8. Last five U.S. Open winners

Dustin Johnson (12,15), Brooks Koepka (10,12,15), 16 June 2019

9. Last five Masters Tournament winners

Sergio García (15), Patrick Reed (12,15), Danny Willett, 14 April 2019

10. Last five PGA Championship winners

Jason Day (12), Justin Thomas (12,15), Jimmy Walker, 19 May 2019

11. Last three Players Championship winners

Kim Si-woo, Webb Simpson (12,15), 17 March 2019

12. The 30 qualifiers for the 2018 Tour Championship

Keegan Bradley, Patrick Cantlay, Paul Casey (15), Bryson DeChambeau (15), Tommy Fleetwood (15), Rickie Fowler (15), Billy Horschel, Patton Kizzire, Marc Leishman, Hideki Matsuyama, Kevin Na, Jon Rahm (15), Cameron Smith, Kyle Stanley, Bubba Watson (15), Aaron Wise, Gary Woodland

13. Top 5 players, not already exempt, within the top 20 of the 2019 FedEx Cup points list through the Travelers Championship

23 June 2019

14. Winner of the 2018 Open de Argentina

18 November

15. Playing members of the 2018 Ryder Cup teams

Tyrrell Hatton, Thorbjørn Olesen, Ian Poulter

16. Winner of the 2018 Asian Tour Order of Merit

16 December

17. Winner of the 2018 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit

2 December

18. Winner of the 2018–19 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit
19. Winner of the 2018 Japan Open

14 October

20. Top 2 on the 2018 Japan Golf Tour Official Money List

2 December

21. Top 2, not already exempt, on the 2019 Japan Golf Tour Official Money List through the Japan Golf Tour Championship
22. Winner of the 2018 Senior Open Championship

Miguel Ángel Jiménez

23. Winner of the 2019 Amateur Championship

22 June 2019

24. Winner of the 2018 U.S. Amateur

Viktor Hovland (a)

25. Winners of the 2019 European Amateur
26. Recipient of the 2018 Mark H. McCormack Medal

Braden Thornberry (a)

27. Winner of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

7 October

Open Qualifying Series

The Open Qualifying Series (OQS) consists of TBD events from the six major tours. Places are available to the leading players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top n and ties. In the event of ties, positions go to players ranked highest according to that week's OWGR.

Final Qualifying

The Final Qualifying events will be played on TBD at TBD courses covering Scotland and the North-West, Central and South-coast regions of England. Three qualifying places will be available at each location.

Alternates

To make up the full field of 156, additional places are allocated in ranking order from the Official World Golf Ranking at the time that these places are made available by the Championship Committee.

Past champions expected in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won
Francesco Molinari  Italy 2018
Jordan Spieth  United States 2017
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 2016
Zach Johnson  United States 2015
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 2014
Phil Mickelson  United States 2013
Ernie Els  South Africa 2002, 2012
Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 2011
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 2010
Stewart Cink  United States 2009
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 2007, 2008
Tiger Woods  United States 2000, 2005, 2006
Todd Hamilton  United States 2004
David Duval  United States 2001
Paul Lawrie  Scotland 1999
Tom Lehman  United States 1996
John Daly  United States 1995
Mark Calcavecchia  United States 1989

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dunluce Course". Royal Portush Golf Club. (scorecard). Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. p. 203. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Von Nida, Adams tie in British Open with 68". Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. 5 July 1951. p. 17.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2019 U.S. Open
Major Championships Succeeded by
2020 Masters

Coordinates: 55°12′00″N 6°38′06″W / 55.200°N 6.635°W / 55.200; -6.635