The year’s fourth and final men’s major is drawing near, with the 152nd Open Championship taking place at Royal Troon July 18-21. The R&A bring golf’s oldest event back to the historic Scottish course for the first time since 2016, when Henrik Stenson outlasted Phil Mickelson in a thrilling Sunday showdown, and for the 10th time overall.

Like the U.S. Open, the British Open field is comprised of a mix of tour pros and amateurs fully exempt into the championship from past performances and players who earn invitations via various qualifying events during the course of the year. Additionally, 16 spots were reserved for players who compete in 36-hole qualifying events at four local courses on July 2.

Thus far, 156 players have qualified for the event, with two past champions (Ben Curtis and Paul Lawrie) electing not to play. Interestingly, there are also up to 3 spots still up for grabs in the next week for the top three finishes at the Genesis Scottish Open not already in the field. That would mean the field could exceed the usual 156 players total, something that has happened in the past, according to the Golf Channel, most recently in 1995 at St. Andrews.

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Below is a complete list of the players in the field as of July 8.

Players

Ludvig Aberg, 5

Byeong Hun An, 5

Abraham Ancer, Qualifier

Mason Andersen, 15

Christiaan Bezuidenhout, 14

Akshay Bhatia, 5

Alexander Bjork, 6

Denwit Boriboonsub, OQS Malaysia

Dan Bradbury, OQS South Africa

Keegan Bradley, 5, 13

Daniel Brown, Qualifier

Dean Burmester, OQS South Africa

Sam Burns, 5, 13

Jorge Campillo, 6

Laurie Canter, 8

Patrick Cantlay, 5, 13

John Catlin, OQS Malaysia

Alex Cejka, 18

Stewart Cink, 1

Wyndham Clark, 5, 9, 13

Darren Clarke, 1

Dominic Clemons (a), Qualifier

Eric Cole, 5

Corey Conners, 5, 13

Sean Crocker, OQS Italy

John Daly, 1

Jason Day, 4, 5, 13

Santiago de la Fuente (a), 24

Joe Dean, OQS Netherlands

Bryson DeChambeau, 5, 9

Matthew Dodd-Berry (a), Qualifier

David Duval, 1

Austin Eckroat, 5

Ernie Els, 1

Nacho Elvira, 8

Harris English, 5

Ewen Ferguson, 8

Jaime Montojo Fernandez (a), Qualifier

Darren Fichardt, OQS South Africa

Tony Finau, 5, 13

Matt Fitzpatrick, 5, 6, 9, 13

Tommy Fleetwood, 4, 5, 6, 13

Rickie Fowler, 5, 13

Ryan Fox, 6, 7

Lucas Glover, 5, 13

Ben Griffin, OQS Canada

Emiliano Grillo, 4, 13

Adam Hadwin, OQS Memorial

Todd Hamilton, 1

Brian Harman, 1, 3, 4, 5, 13

Padraig Harrington, 1

Tyrrell Hatton, 5, 6, 13

Michael Hendry, 27

Russell Henley, 5, 13

Angel Hidalgo, Qualifier

Daniel Hillier, 6

Ryo Hisatsune, 6

Tom Hoge, 14

Nicolai Hojgaard, 5, 6

Rasmus Hojgaard, 6

Max Homa, 4, 5, 13

Billy Horschel, 7

Sam Horsfield, Qualifier

Rikuya Hoshino, OQS Australia

Viktor Hovland, 5, 6 13

Mackenzie Hughes, OQS Canada

Sam Hutsby, Qualifier

Sungjae Im, 5, 13

Aguri Iwasaki, 17

Stephan Jaeger, 5

Dustin Johnson, 10

Zach Johnson, 1, 3

Matthew Jordan, 4

Yuto Katsuragawa, OQS Japan

Misahiro Kawamura, Qualifier

Tom Kim, 4, 5, 6, 13

Si Woo Kim, 5, 13

Minkyu Kim, OQS Korea

Ryosuke Kinoshita, OQS Japan

Chris Kirk, 5

Kurt Kitayama, 5

Kazuma Kobori, 16

Brooks Koepka, 5, 11

Gun-Taek Koh, OQS Japan

Romain Langasque, 6

Thriston Lawrence, 6

Min Woo Lee, 5, 6

Justin Leonard, 1

Charlie Lindh, Qualifier

Shane Lowry, 1, 3, 5, 7

Joost Luiten, 6

Robert MacIntyre, 6

Matteo Manassero, 8

Luis Masaveu (a), Qualifier

Hideki Matsuyama, 5, 10

Denny McCarthy, 5

Rory McIlroy, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 13

Tom McKibbin, OQS Italy

Maverick McNealy, OQS Canada

Jack McDonald, Qualifier

Adrian Meronk, 6

Phil Mickelson, 1, 3, 11

Guido Migliozzi, OQS Netherlands

Francesco Molinari, 1, 3

Taylor Moore, 13

Collin Morikawa, 1, 3, 5, 11, 13

Tommy Morrison (a), 21

Keita Nakajima, 16

Joaquin Niemann, OQS Australia

Liam Nolan, Qualifier

Vincent Norrman, 6

Andy Ogletree, 16

Thorbjorn Olesen, 6

Jacob Skov Olesen (a), 19

Louis Oosthuizen, 1

C.T. Pan, OQS John Deere

Yannik Paul, 6

Matthieu Pavon, 5, 6

Victor Perez, 6

J.T. Poston, 5

David Puig, 16

Jon Rahm, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13

Justin Rose, Qualifier

Gordon Sargent (a), 22

Xander Schauffele, 5, 11, 13

Scottie Scheffler, 5, 10, 12, 13

Adam Schenk, 5, 13

Adam Scott, OQS Australia

Calum Scott (a),

Shubhankar Sharma, 4

Marcel Siem, 6

Cameron Smith, 1, 3, 12

Jordan Smith, 6

Elvis Smylie, Qualifier

Sebastian Soderberg, 6

Younghan Song, OQS Korea

Matthew Southgate, Qualifier

Jordan Spieth, 1, 3, 5, 13

Henrik Stenson, 1, 3

Sepp Straka, 4, 5, 13

Jasper Stubbs (a), 23

Jesper Svensson, 8

Nick Taylor, 5, 13

Sahith Theegala, 5

Justin Thomas, 5, 11

Davis Thompson, OQS John Deere

Brendon Todd, OQS Arnold Palmer Invitational

Sami Valimaki, 6

Altin van der Merwe (a), 26

Ryan Van Velzen, 16

Matt Wallace, 6

Jeung-Hun Wang, OQS Malaysia

Gary Woodland, 9

Tiger Woods, 1, 10

Cameron Young, 4, 5

Will Zalatoris, OQS Arnold Palmer Invitational

QUALIFYING EXEMPTIONS

1: The Open champions aged 60 or under on July 21, 2024 (for all champions up to 2024)

2: The Open champions aged 55 or under on July 21, 2024 (for all champions from 2024)

3: The Open champions for 2013-23

4: First 10 and ties in The 151st Open at Royal Liverpool in 2023

5: The first 50 players on the OWGR for Week 21, 2024

6: First 30 in the Final Race to Dubai Rankings for 2023

7: The BMW PGA Championship winners for 2021-23

8: First 5 DP World Tour members and any Race to Dubai members tying for fifth place, not otherwise exempt, in the top 20 of the Race to Dubai Rankings on completion of the 2024 BMW International

9: The U.S. Open champions for 2019-24

10: The Masters Tournament champions for 2019-24

11: The PGA champions for 2018-24

12: The Players champions for 2022-24

13: Top 30 players for the final 2023 FedEx Cup

14: First 5 PGA Tour members and any PGA Tour members tying for fifth place, not exempt in the top 20 of the PGA Tour FedEx Cup for 2024 on completion of the 2024 Travelers Championship

15: The 117th Visa Open de Argentina 2024 champion

16: The first 5 players on the 2024 Federations Ranking List as of closing date

17: The Japan Open champion for 2023

18: The Senior Open champion for 2023

19: The Amateur champion for 2024

20: The U.S. Amateur champion for 2023

21: The European Amateur champion for 2024

22: The Mark H McCormack Medal (men’s world amateur ranking) winner for 2023

23: The Asia-Pacific Amateur champion 2023

24: The Latin America Amateur champion 2024

25: The Open Amateur Series winner 2024

26: The Africa Amateur champion 2024

27: Medical exemption

(Exemptions 19-26 can only be taken up by players retaining their amateur status.)

Main Image: Richard Heathcote

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