The R&A revealed on Tuesday the British Open Championship exemptions, which will take place this summer at Royal Liverpool. LIV Golf members will be permitted to take part in the competition. Following the example set by the Masters and U.S. Open. British Open 2023 fans can buy British Open Tickets from our website.

Players who have already secured invitations to Hoylake in July were listed by the R&A in its schedule. For the qualifying competitions and exemption categories for the 2023 competition. Former Open champions like Cameron Smith, Henrik Stenson, Louis Oosthuizen, and Phil Mickelson are included. As well as Seven players who placed in the top 10 at St. Andrews last year (Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau).

British Open 2023 will take place this summer at Royal Liverpool
British Open 2023 will take place this summer at Royal Liverpool

Since 2018, Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed have been competing in major championships. Thomas Pieters and Richard Bland are included. Since they placed in the top 30 in the Race to Dubai standings from the previous year. Joaquin Niemann and Talor Gooch are two more LIV notables who earned berths in the field by placing in the top 30 of the 2022 FedEx Cup rankings.

It is not entirely surprising that LIV members will be permitted to compete in this year’s Open. Because R&A chief Martin Slumbers hinted as much last fall.

According to Slumbers, “We’ll make public what we are going to do with reference to LIV golfers in January/February.”

British Open Championship exemptions

“But if you need direction, review what I suggested in July. No one has been banned by us. We won’t violate 150 years of tradition by keeping the Open closed. The name speaks for itself. And that is significant. What we’ll do is make sure that there are suitable qualifications and pathways. Next year, I’m excited to see Cam Smith start his round of the Open at about 9:40 a.m. The Open needs to distance itself from the current conflicts and make sure we uphold our principle—having the top players in the world compete—instead.”

The top finishers in the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, Wells Fargo Championship, and Memorial, as well as the DP World Tour-co-sanctioned Genesis Scottish Open, will get field invites as part of the Open Qualification Series’ return. Moreover, there will be openings on the DP World Tour in the Made in HimmerLand and Betfred British Masters competitions.

At the World City Championship presented by the Hong Kong Golf Club, the Korea Open, and Japan’s Mizuno Open, more invitations will be up for grabs. For the Australian Open and Johannesburg Open, spots had already been given out. British Open fans can buy British Open 2023 Tickets from our website.

LIV Golf members will be permitted to take part in the British Open 2023
LIV Golf members will be permitted to take part in the British Open 2023

Also, there will be regional and final qualifying spots, each with 16 openings through the last four sites.  The R&A also announced the addition of a new exemption for top amateur players, under which the individual who wins the St. Andrews Links Trophy. The Amateur Championship and the European Amateur Championship will be granted entry into the Open.

Johnnie Cole-Hamilton

Executive director of champions at the R&A, said,

“We have designed an interesting program of events that takes in many places across the world and provides the opportunity for players to earn a place in the Open at Royal Liverpool.”

“We value the assistance of our professional tour colleagues and anticipate watching each tournament to find out who will earn a coveted position in the Championship this year.”

Exemption categories for the 151st Open Championship

Open Champions who are 60 years old or younger on July 23, 2023

John Daly, Justin Leonard, Paul Lawrie, Tiger Woods, David Duval, Ernie Els, Ben Curtis, Todd Hamilton, Padraig Harrington, Stewart Cink, Louis Oosthuizen, Darren Clarke, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth, Francesco Molinari, Shane Lowry, Collin Morikawa, Cameron Smith

2012–2022 Open Champions

Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth, Francesco Molinari, Shane Lowry, Collin Morikawa, Cameron Smith

The 150th Open’s top 10 players and ties in 2022

Cameron Smith, Cameron Young, Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Viktor Hovland, Brian Harman, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, Jordan Spieth

top 50 OWGR competitors (Week 21, 2023)


30th place in the 2022 Race to Dubai rankings

Rory McIlroy, Ryan Fox, Jon Rahm, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Viktor Hovland, Will Zalatoris, Adrian Meronk, Shane Lowry, Thomas Pieters, Tyrrell Hatton, Jordan Smith, Alex Noren, Thriston Lawrence, Adrian Otaegui, Rasmus Hojgaard, Ewen Ferguson, Robert MacIntyre, Richie Ramsay, Yannik Paul, Callum Shinkwin, Victor Perez, Pablo Larrazabal, Richard Bland, Adri Arnaus, Thorbjorn Olesen, Hurly Long, Connor Syme, Shubhankar Sharma, Guido Migliozzi

For 30th place in the 2022 Race to Dubai rankings Victor Perez is also included
For 30th place in the 2022 Race to Dubai rankings, Victor Perez is also included

2019–2022 BMW PGA Championship champions

2019 – Danny Willett, 2020 – Tyrrell Hatton, 2021 – Billy Horschel, 2022 – Shane Lowry

The first five DP World Tour competitors and any DP World Tour competitors who tie for fifth place in the top 20 of the Race to Dubai rankings on completion of the 2023 BMW International Open


U.S. Open champions from 2018 through 2023

2018 – Brooks Koepka, 2019 – Gary Woodland, 2020 – Bryson DeChambeau, 2021 – Jon Rahm, 2022 – Matt Fitzpatrick

2018–2023 Masters Award winners

2018 – Patrick Reed, 2019 – Tiger Woods, 2020 – Dustin Johnson, 2021 – Hideki Matsuyama, 2022 – Scottie Scheffler

2017–2023 PGA Championship winners

2017 – Justin Thomas, 2018 & 2019 – Brooks Koepka, 2020 – Collin Morikawa, 2021 – Phil Mickelson, 2022 – Justin Thomas

champions of the Players Championship in 2021–2023

2021 – Justin Thomas, 2022 – Cameron Smith

Final 2022 FedExCup Points List’s top 30 players

Rory McIlroy, Sungjae Im, Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, Max Homa, Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Sepp Straka, Tony Finau, Tom Hoge, Hideki Matsuyama, Joaquin Niemann, Jordan Spieth, Matt Fitzpatrick, Viktor Hovland, JT Poston, Jon Rahm, Cameron Young, Cameron Smith, Brian Harman, Billy Horschel, Collin Morikawa, Sam Burns, Adam Scott, Corey Conners, KH Lee, Sahith Theegala, Scott Stallings, Talor Gooch, Will Zalatoris

After the 2023 Travelers Tournament, the top 20 players were on the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Points List. Who are not exempt are determined to be the first five PGA Tour players and any players who tie for fifth.

TBA The victor of the 116th VISA Open de Argentina in 2022

Final Order of Merit for the PGA Tour of Australasia season 2022–2023: Zack Fischer Winner(s)

Winner(s) of the Sunshine Tour’s Final Order of Merit for 2022–2023 are TBA.

The 2022 Japan Open winner is to be determined

Taiga Semikawa (a) placed first and second on the Japan Golf Tour’s final official money list for 2022.

Rikuya Hoshino, Kazuki Higa

A cumulative money list from all official 2023 Japan Golf Tour competitions up to and including the 2023 Japan Tour Championship includes first and anyone tying for first place who is not exempt.

The winner of the Senior British Open in 2022 is TBA

Darren Clarke will be the 2023 British Amateur champion.

Sam Bennett (a) is the European Amateur champion for 2023. * TBD U.S. Amateur winner for 2022


Winner of the 2022 Mark H. McCormack Medal (Men’s World Amateur Golf Ranking)

N/A (Keita Nakajima turned pro)

Asia-Pacific Amateur winner for 2022*

Harrison Crowe (a)

Latin America Amateur winner for 2023*

Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira (a)

Zach Johnson is also included into Exemption categories for the 151st British Open Championship
Zach Johnson is also included in Exemption categories for the 151st British Open Championship

2023 Open Amateur Series champion (A new exemption added for elite amateur golfers, in which the player who accumulates the most points awarded by the World Amateur Golf Ranking in the St Andrews Links Trophy, The Amateur Championship, and European Amateur Championship will earn a place in The Open)


AVAILABLE QUALIFYING SERIES (Top Three from all venues)

OQS South Africa – Joburg Open

Dan Bradbury, Sami Valimaki, Christiaan Bezuidenhout

OQS Australia – ISPS Handa Australian Open

Min Woo Lee, Haydn Barron, Alejandro Canizares

OQS USA – Arnold Palmer Invitational


OQS Hong Kong – World City Championship presented by the Hong Kong Golf Club


OQS USA – Wells Fargo Championship


OQS Japan – Mizuno Open


OQS USA – The Memorial


OQS Korea – KOLON Korea Open


OQS England – Betfred British Masters


OQS Denmark – Made in HimmerLand


OQS Scotland – Genesis Scottish Open


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