The 149th Open: Irish Open amongst occasions to supply extra qualifying locations for Royal St George’s

The Dubai Responsibility Free Irish Open might be among the many occasions providing extra qualifying locations into The 149th Open at Royal St George’s subsequent month; Change provides golfers withdrawing from Ultimate Qualifying further possibilities to safe their main spot.

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John Catlin gained the Dubai Responsibility Free Irish Open in 2020

The R&A will provide extra qualifying locations into The 149th Open by way of tournaments on each the European Tour and Problem Tour subsequent month.

Gamers who’ve entered Ultimate Qualifying on June 29 have been given various possibilities to qualify for the ultimate main of the yr, with spots obtainable the Dubai Responsibility Free Irish Open (July 1-4), Kaskada Golf Problem (July 1-4) or the Le Vaudreuil Golf Problem (July 8-11).

The three main non-exempt gamers in Eire will safe their place within the discipline at Royal St George’s and the main non-exempt participant within the two Problem Tour occasions will even qualify, offering they withdraw from Ultimate Qualifying.

Shane Lowry won The Open the last time it was held in 2019

Shane Lowry gained The Open the final time it was held in 2019

Gamers who fail to advance from qualifying will be unable to say an Open place by way of the three extra occasions, though can nonetheless declare one of many three Open locations on provide on the ASI Scottish Open from July 8-11.

Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, govt director of championships on the R&A stated: “We all know that there are a selection of golfers who’ve entered Ultimate Qualifying who’re planning to journey individually to England after which onto Eire, Czech Republic or France to play within the scheduled tour occasions shortly after.

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Newest headlines forward of The 149th Open at Royal St George’s.

“Having thought-about the present worldwide journey measures rigorously, together with contact tracing protocols, we consider that there’s a larger threat that, when travelling by airplane, gamers might should self-isolate if they’re recognized as an in depth contact of a fellow passenger testing constructive for Covid-19.

“With that in thoughts, we now have agreed an answer with the European Tour that considerably reduces the opportunity of our occasions being jeopardised in any manner by the dangers related to worldwide air journey and offers gamers with various alternatives to qualify for The Open by the Dubai Responsibility Free Irish Open, Kaskada Golf Problem and Le Vaudreuil Golf Problem.”

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