The 2019 Open Championship – the 148th edition of golf’s oldest professional event – will take place at Royal Portrush Golf Club.
The Northern Irish club’s Dunluce Links will stage the championship from July 18-21.
Royal Portrush has staged The Open once previously, in 1951, when Max Faulker claimed the Claret Jug. The Englishman held off Argentina’s Antonio Cerda to win the £300 first prize.
The prize money this year will be significantly greater, with the total purse expected to be around $10.5m with the winner taking home over $1.8m.
The field will comprise 156 of the world’s best players with the following having qualified so far.
• Open champions aged 60 or under on July 21, 2019
Mark Calcavecchia, Stewart Cink, Darren Clarke, John Daly, David Duval, Ernie Els, Todd Hamilton, Pádraig Harrington, Zach Johnson, Paul Lawrie, Tom Lehman, Rory McIlroy ,Phil Mickelson, Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen, Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, Tiger Woods
[Ian Baker-Finch, Ben Curtis and Justin Leonard are eligible but not expected to enter]
• Top 10 finishers and ties in the 2018 Open Championship [unless otherwise exempt]
Kevin Chappell, Tony Finau, Kevin Kisner, Matt Kuchar, Eddie Pepperell, Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele
• Top 30 on the 2018 Race To Dubai
Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Lucas Bjerregaard, Alexander Björk, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Jorge Campillo, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Ryan Fox, Sergio García, Tyrrell Hatton, Russell Knox, Alexander Lévy, Li Haotong, Alex Norén, Thorbjørn Olesen, Adrián Otaegui, Thomas Pieters, Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed, Shubhankar Sharma, Brandon Stone, Andy Sullivan, Matt Wallace, Lee Westwood, Danny Willett
• Last five US Open winners
Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka
• Last five PGA Championship winners
Jason Day, Justin Thomas, Jimmy Walker
• Last three Players Championship winners
Si-woo Kim, Webb Simpson
• The 30 qualifiers for the Tour Championship
Keegan Bradley, Patrick Cantlay, Paul Casey, Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler, Billy Horschel, Patton Kizzire, Marc Leishman, Hideki Matsuyama, Kevin Na, Cameron Smith, Kyle Stanley, Bubba Watson, Aaron Wise, Gary Woodland
• Winner of the 2018 Open de Argentina
• Playing members of the 2018 Ryder Cup teams
• Winner of the 2018 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit
• Winner of the 2018 Japan Open
• Top 2 on the 2018 Japan Golf Tour Official Money List
Shugo Imahira, Shaun Norris
• Winner of the 2018 Senior Open Championship
Miguel Angel Jimenez
• Winner of the 2018 US Amateur Championship
• Winner of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship
• Open Qualifying Series – Australia
Abraham Ancer, Dimitiros Papadatos
• Open Qualifying Series – Africa
Romain Langasque, Charl Schwartzel, Oliver Wilson
Branden Thornberry, as the recipient of the 2018 Mark H. McCormack Medal, was eligible to take part but forfeited his exemption by turning professional in December 2018.
The 2019 Open at Royal Portrush will be broadcast live in the UK by Sky Sports and by NBC in the USA.