Who is in the field for the 2022 Open Championship at St Andrews, the 150th playing of the world’s oldest golf Major?
A total of 156 golfers will begin their quest to win golf’s oldest Major at the 150th Open Championship on Thursday, July 14, with Collin Morikawa aiming to defend the Claret Jug he won at Royal St George’s in 2021.
Tiger Woods missed the US Open as he continues to recover from the leg injuries suffered in a car accident in 2021, but will play in his first Open Championship since 2019. Woods will be seeking his 16th Major at the scene of his 2000 and 2005 triumphs.
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Louis Oosthuizen and Zach Johnson, who won The Open on the last two playings at St Andrews in 2010 and 2015 respectively, will also be in the field.
The 156-player field is made up of the world’s top golfers, best amateurs a host of qualifiers. It will be cut to the low 70 scorers (and ties) after 36 holes and, in the event of a tie after 72 holes, a four-hole aggregate play-off will take place following the completion of the final round.
Despite rumours in recent weeks, the R&A has confirmed that players on the LIV Golf Series will be allowed to play at St Andrews if eligible for the tournament, meaning the likes Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed, Lee Westwood, and Ian Poulter will all tee it up.
But who are all of the players and how did they qualify for the year’s final men’s Grand Slam?
(Players who appear in more than one categories could have qualified under multiple criteria)
Open Champions aged 60 or under on July 17, 2022
Mark Calcavecchia, John Daly, Justin Leonard, Paul Lawrie, Tiger Woods, David Duval, Ernie Els, Ben Curtis, Todd Hamilton, Padraig Harrington, Stewart Cink, Louis Oosthuizen, Darren Clarke, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth, Francesco Molinari, Shane Lowry, Collin Morikawa
The Open Champions for 2011-2021
Darren Clarke, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth, Francesco Molinari, Shane Lowry, Collin Morikawa
First 10 and anyone tying for 10th place in The 149th Open at Royal St George’s in 2021
Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, Jon Rahm, Louis Oosthuizen, Dylan Frittelli, Brooks Koepka, Mackenzie Hughes, Dustin Johnson, Robert MacIntyre, Daniel Berger (withdrawn with a back injury and replaced by Sahith Theegala), Scottie Scheffler, Scottie Scheffler
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The first 50 players on the OWGR (Week 21, 2022)
Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, Cameron Smith, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Viktor Hovland, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Sam Burns, Xander Schauffele, Hideki Matsuyama, Dustin Johnson, Will Zalatoris, Matt Fitzpatrick, Billy Horschel, Joaquin Niemann, Louis Oosthuizen, Abraham Ancer, Brooks Koepka, Tony Finau, Sungjae Im, Tyrrell Hatton, Paul Casey, Bryson DeChambeau, Shane Lowry, Harris English, Daniel Berger (withdrawn with a back injury and replaced by Sahith Theegala), Max Homa, Cameron Young, Jason Kokrak, Kevin Kisner, Corey Conners, Kevin Na, Talor Gooch, Thomas Pieters, Tom Hoge, Patrick Reed, Harold Varner III, Seamus Power, Tommy Fleetwood, Adam Scott, K.H. Lee, Lucas Herbert, Russell Henley, Keegan Bradley, Cameron Tringale, Webb Simpson, Mito Pereira, Marc Leishman.
First 30 in the DP World Tour rankings for 2021
Collin Morikawa, Billy Horschel, Jon Rahm, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton, Min Woo Lee, Paul Casey, Nicolai Hojgaard, Robert MacIntyre, Abraham Ancer, Richard Bland, Alexander Bjork, Bernd Wiesberger, Will Zalatoris, Tommy Fleetwood, Guido Migliozzi, Viktor Hovland, Dean Burmester, Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Jason Scrivener, Lucas Herbert, Ian Poulter, Laurie Canter, Thomas Detry, Thomas Pieters, Danny Willett, Justin Harding, Garrick Higgo, Justin Rose.
THE BMW PGA Championship winners for 2018-2021
2018 – Francesco Molinari, 2019 – Danny Willett, 2020 – Tyrrell Hatton, 2021 – Billy Horschel
The first 5 DP World Tour members and any DP World Tour members tying for fifth place, not otherwise exempt, in the top 20 of the DP World Tour rankings on completion of the 2022 BMW International Open.
Pablo Larrazabal, Jordan Smith, Adri Arnaus, Sam Horsfield, Haotong Li
The U.S. Open Champions for 2017-2022
2017 & 2018 – Brooks Koepka, 2019 – Gary Woodland, 2020 – Bryson DeChambeau, 2021 – Jon Rahm, 2022 – Matt Fitzpatrick
The Masters Tournament Champions for 2017-2022
2017 – Sergio Garcia, 2018 – Patrick Reed, 2019 – Tiger Woods, 2020 – Dustin Johnson, 2021 – Hideki Matsuyama, 2022 – Scottie Scheffler
The PGA Champions for 2016-2022
2016 – Jimmy Walker, 2017 – Justin Thomas, 2018 & 2019 – Brooks Koepka, 2020 – Collin Morikawa, 2021 – Phil Mickelson, 2022 – Justin Thomas
The PLAYERS Champions for 2019-2022
2019 – Rory McIlroy, 2020 – Cancelled, 2021 – Justin Thomas, 2022 – Cameron Smith
Top 30 players from the final 2021 FedExCup Points List
Patrick Cantlay, Jon Rahm, Kevin Na, Justin Thomas, Viktor Hovland, Xander Schauffele, Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Billy Horschel, Abraham Ancer, Daniel Berger (withdrawn with a back injury and replaced by Sahith Theegala), Tony Finau, Jason Kokrak, Cameron Smith, Louis Oosthuizen, Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Sam Burns, Harris English, Jordan Spieth, Sungjae Im, Corey Conners, Erik van Rooyen, Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Reed, Hideki Matsuyama, Collin Morikawa, Stewart Cink, Joaquin Niemann, Brooks Koepka.
The first 5 PGA TOUR members and any PGA TOUR members tying for fifth place, not exempt in the top 20 of the PGA TOUR FedExCup Points List for 2022 on completion of the 2022 Travelers Championship
All of the top 20 already exempt
The 115th VISA Open de Argentina 2021 Champion
Playing members of the 2021 Ryder Cup Teams
Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, Harris English, Daniel Berger (withdrawn with a back injury and replaced by Sahith Theegala), Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Bernd Wiesberger, Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, Paul Casey, Matt Fitzpatrick, Lee Westwood, Shane Lowry, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter
First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Final Order of Merit of the Tour of Australasia for 2021-22
First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Final Order of Merit of the Sunshine Tour for 2021-22
The Japan Open Champion for 2021
The Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Champion for 2022
First 2 and anyone tying for 2nd place, on the Final Official Money List of the Japan Golf Tour for 2021
Chan Kim, Takumi Kanaya
First and anyone tying for 1st place, not exempt in a cumulative money list taken from all official 2022 Japan Golf Tour events up to and including the 2022 Japan Tour Championship.
The Senior Open Champion for 2021
The Amateur Champion for 2022
Aldrich Potgieter (a)
The U.S. Amateur Champion for 2021
James Piot (a)
The European Amateur Champion for 2022
Filippo Celli (a)
The Mark H McCormack Medal (Men’s World Amateur Golf Ranking) winner for 2021
Keita Nakajima (a)
The Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion for 2021
Keita Nakajima (a)
The Latin America Amateur Champion for 2022
Aaron Jarvis (a)
OQS South Africa – The 2021 Joburg Open
Thriston Lawrence, Zander Lombard, Ashley Chesters
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OQS Singapore – The 2022 SMBC Singapore Open
Sadom Kaewkanjana, Yuto Katsuragawa, Joohyung Kim, Sihwan Kim
OQS Australia – The Vic Open
Dimitrios Papadatos, Ben Campbell, Matthew Griffin
OQS USA – The 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational
Chris Kirk, Talor Gooch
OQS Japan – The 2022 Mizuno Open
Scott Vincent, Anthony Quayle, Brad Kennedy, Justin De Los Santos
OQS Netherlands – The 2022 Dutch Open
Victor Perez, Ryan Fox, Adrian Meronk
OQS Canada – The 2022 RBC Canadian Open
Keith Mitchell, Wyndham Clark
OQS Korea – The 2022 KOLON Korea Open
Minkyu Kim, Mingyu Cho
OQS Ireland – The 2022 Irish Open
David Law, Fabrizio Zanotti, John Catlin
OQS USA – The 2022 John Deere Classic
J.T. Poston, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Emiliano Grillo
OQS Scotland – The 2022 Genesis Scottish Open
Kurt Kitayama, Jamie Donaldson, Brandon Wu
OQS USA – The 2022 Barbasol Championship
Final Qualifying – Fairmont St Andrews, Hollinwell, Prince’s & St Annes Old Links
Fairmont St Andrews: David Carey, Robert Dinwiddie, Lars van Meijel, Alex Wrigley
Hollinwell: Barclay Brown, Richard Mansell, Oliver Farr, Marco Penge
Prince’s: Matthew Ford, Jamie Rutherford, Ronan Mullarney, Jack Floydd
St Annes Old Links: Marcus Armitage, Sam Bairstow, Matthew Jordan, John Parry.
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