Where will the 2019 Open Championship be played?

Claret Jug

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.

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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.

Royal Portrush

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

Isidro Benitez

• Playing members of the 2018 Ryder Cup teams

Ian Poulter

• Winner of the 2018 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit

Jake McLeod

• Winner of the 2018 Japan Open

Yuki Inamori

• 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

Viktor Hovland

• Winner of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

Takumi Kanaya

• 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.

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