British Open exemption criteria
Curious who's in the British Open, and how they earned their place in the field? Here's a list of players who have a tee time at Muirfield on July 18-21 (Note: players only listed in the first exemption category that earned them entry):
1. British Open champions aged 60 or under on 21 July 2013: Mark Calcavecchia, Stewart Cink, Darren Clarke, Ben Curtis, David Duval, Ernie Els, Nick Faldo, Todd Hamilton, Padraig Harrington, Paul Lawrie, Tom Lehman, Justin Leonard, Sandy Lyle, Mark O’Meara, Louis Oosthuizen, Tiger Woods.
2. British Open champions for 2003-2012.
3. British Open champions finishing in the first 10 and tying for 10th place in The Open Championship 2008-2012: Tom Watson.
4. First 10 and anyone tying for 10th place in the 2012 British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes: Thomas Aiken, Nicolas Colsaerts, Luke Donald, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Zach Johnson, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Alexander Noren, Geoff Ogilvy, Thorbjorn Olesen, Ian Poulter, Adam Scott, Vijay Singh, Brandt Snedeker.
5. The first 50 players on the OWGR for Week 21 2013: Keegan Bradley, Tim Clark, Jason Day, Jamie Donaldson, Jason Dufner, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, Robert Garrigus, Branden Grace, Bill Haas, Peter Hanson, Thongchai Jaidee, Martin Kaymer, David Lynn, Hunter Mahan, Matteo Manassero, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Francesco Molinari, Ryan Moore, Carl Pettersson, Scott Piercy, D.A. Points, Justin Rose, Charl Schwartzel, Webb Simpson, Henrik Stenson, Kevin Streelman, Michael Thompson, Bo Van Pelt, Nick Watney, Bubba Watson, Lee Westwood.
6. First 30 in the Race to Dubai for 2012: Rafael Cabrera-Bello, George Coetzee, Marcus Fraser, Shane Lowry, Richie Ramsay, Marcel Siem, Bernd Wiesberger, Danny Willett.
7. The BMW PGA Championship winners for 2011-13.
8. First 5 European Tour members and any European Tour members tying for 5th place, not otherwise exempt, in the top 20 of the Race to Dubai on completion of the 2013 Alstom Open de France: Richard Sterne, Brett Rumford, Mikko Ilonen, Thomas Bjorn, Marc Warren.
9. The Scottish Open Champion 2013: TBD
10. The US Open Champions for 2009-2013: Lucas Glover.
11. The Masters Tournament Champions for 2009-2013: Angel Cabrera.
12. The PGA Champions for 2008-2012: Y.E. Yang.
13. The PLAYERS Champions for 2011-2013: K.J. Choi.
14. The leading 30 qualifiers for the 2012 TOUR Championship: John Huh, John Senden.
15. First 5 PGA TOUR members and any PGA TOUR members tying for 5th place, not exempt in the top 20 of the PGA TOUR FedExCup Points List for 2013 on completion of the 2013 The Greenbrier Classic: Billy Horschel, Boo Weekley, Russell Henley, Jimmy Walker, Harris English.
16. The John Deere Classic winner 2013: Jordan Spieth.
17. Playing members of the 2012 Ryder Cup teams.
18. First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Order of Merit of the Asian Tour for 2012: Thaworn Wiratchant.
19. First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Order of Merit of the Tour of Australasia for 2012: Peter Senior.
20. First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Order of Merit of the Southern Africa PGA Sunshine Tour for 2012.
21. The Japan Open Champion for 2012: Kenichi Kuboya.
22. First 2 and anyone tying for 2nd place, not exempt, on the Official Money List of the Japan Golf Tour for 2012: Hiroyuki Fujita, Toru Taniguchi.
23. The leading 4 players, not exempt, in the 2013 Mizuno Open: Brendan Jones, Kyung-Tae Kim, Makoto Inoue, Shingo Katayama.
24. First 2 and anyone tying for 2nd place, in a cumulative money list taken from all official 2013 Japan Golf Tour events up to and including the 2013 Mizuno Open: Satoshi Kodaira, Hyung-Sung Kim.
25. The Senior British Open Champion for 2012: Fred Couples.
26. The British Amateur Champion for 2013: Garrick Porteous (a).
27. The U.S. Amateur Champion for 2012: Steven Fox (a).
28. The European Amateur Champion for 2012: Rhys Pugh (a).
29. The Mark H. McCormack Medal (Men’s World Amateur Golf Ranking) winner for 2012.
Highest-ranked players in Official World Golf Ranking not yet exempt for championship (if necessary to fill 156-player field): Jonas Blixt, Martin Laird, Fredrik Jacobson, Marc Leishman, Graham DeLaet, Kyle Stanley, Chris Wood, Ken Duke, Stephen Gallacher, Scott Stallings.
International Final Quailfying-Australasia: Mark Brown, Steven Jeffress, Stephen Dartnall.
International Final Qualifying-Asia: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Hideki Matsuyama, Daisuke Maruyama, Ashun Wu.
International Final Qualifying-Africa: Justin Harding, Eduardo de la Riva, Darryn Lloyd.
International Final Qualifying-America: Josh Teater, Johnson Wagner, Camilo Villegas, Scott Brown, Brian Davis, Robert Karlsson, Luke Guthrie, Bud Cauley.
International Final Qualifying-Europe: Brooks Koepka, Oliver Fisher, Alvaro Quiros, Gregory Bourdy, Richard McEvoy, Gareth Maybin, Niclas Fasth, Scott Jamieson, Estanislao Goya.
Local Final Qualifying: Grant Forrest (a), Shiv Kapur, John Wade, Ben Stow (a), Oscar Floren, Matthew Fitzpatrick (a), Jimmy Mullen (a), Gareth Wright, George Murray, Steven Tiley, Lloyd Saltman, Tyrrell Hatton.
1. Joost Luiten
2. Charles Howell III
3. Brendon de Jonge
4. David Lingmerth
5. Ryan Palmer
6. Sang-Moon Bae
7. Kevin Chappell
8. Pablo Larrazabal
Notes: Stephen Gallacher gained entry after John Daly withdrew; (a)-amateur