Saturday, 12 December 2015

THE OPEN QUALIFYING SERIES MOVES TO THE THAILAND GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

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THE OPEN QUALIFYING SERIES MOVES TO THE THAILAND GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
9 December 2015, Chonburi, Thailand: The Open Qualifying Series returns to Asia this week where four places in The 145th Open at Royal Troon will be on offer at the Thailand Golf Championship.
The leading four players, who finish in the top 12 and ties and who are not already exempt, will earn a place in The Open from 14-17 July 2016.
The 2015 Thailand Golf Championship is the second event in The Open Qualifying Series and will be played from 10-13 December at Amata Spring Country Club.
Players in the field at the Thailand Golf Championship who are already exempt for The Open at Royal Troon:
Kiradech AphibarnratThongchai Jaidee
Darren ClarkeMartin Kaymer
Matthew FitzpatrickKT Kim
Sergio GarciaSatoshi Kodaira
Nathan HolmanBubba Watson
Byeong-hun AnYusaku Miyazato
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 7 December will be awarded a place in The 145TH Open.
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Notes to Editors:
The Open Qualifying Series
A total of 44 places in The Open are available through The Open Qualifying Series, which gives players the opportunity to qualify at events around the world on the PGA TOUR, the European Tour, the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Asian Tour, the Japan Golf Tour and the Sunshine Tour.
The Emirates Australian Open was the first chance for players to secure a place in golf’s most international Major Championship, followed by the Thailand Golf Championship in December 2015, the Joburg Open in South Africa in January and the Mizuno Open in Japan in May.
Three events on the European Tour are included in the Series, the Nordea Masters, the ALSTOM Open de France and the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. On the PGA TOUR, the FedEx St Jude Classic, the Quicken Loans National and the Greenbrier Classic will all offer places in The Open.
The Open Qualifying Series (OQS) will offer the following qualification places in The 145TH Open:
The Open Qualifying SeriesEvent
No of places
Detail
OQS-AustraliaEmirates Australian Open
3
Three places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties
OQS-ThailandThailand Golf Championship
4
Four places to the leading four players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 12 and ties
OQS-South AfricaJoburg Open
3
Three places to the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties
 
OQS-JapanMizuno Open
4
Four places to the leading four players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 12 and ties
 
OQS-SwedenThe Nordea Masters   
1
One place to the leading player (not otherwise exempt) who finishes in the top five and ties
 
OQS-FranceALSTOM Open de France
4
Four places to the leading four players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 12 and ties
OQS-ScotlandAberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
4
Four places to the leading four players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 12 and ties
OQS-USAFedEx St Jude Classic
4
Four places to the leading four players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 12 and ties
OQS-USAQuicken Loans National
4
Four places to the leading four players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 12 and ties
OQS-USAThe Greenbrier Classic
1
One place to the leading player (not otherwise exempt) who finishes in the top five and ties
OQS-Final QualifyingGailes Links
Hillside
Royal Cinque Ports
Woburn (Marquess')
12
Three places available at each venue
NB: Any player who has qualified through The Open Qualifying Series is deemed an exempt player. In the event that that player subsequently fulfils other exemption categories those places in the starting field will be subject to Section F of The Open Entry Form.
The Open
The 145TH Open will be played at Royal Troon from 14-17 July 2016.
The Open is golf’s oldest championship. Played since 1860 on iconic British and Irish links 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 up to £100 million to its host region, while the Championship’s commercial success supports the development of the game, worldwide.

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