2020 Open Championship
|Dates||16–19 July 2020|
|Course(s)||Royal St George's Golf Club|
|Organized by||The R&A|
|Length||7,204 yards (6,587 m)|
The 2020 Open Championship will be the 149th Open Championship, held 16–19 July 2020 at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England.
It will be the 15th Open Championship played at Royal St George's, and the first since Darren Clarke won in 2011. Alterations to the course since 2011 include changes to bunkers on the 4th, 5th, 7th, 17th and 18th hole.
The 2020 Open Championship will be televised by Comcast in both the United Kingdom and the United States, domestically in the UK with the Sky Sports brand, and in the United States by their Golf Channel brand, including broadcast network coverage on weekends.
Royal St Georges tasked golf course architects Mackenzie and Ebert to make alterations to the course in preparation to the 2020 Open Championship. Large bunkers at the 4th and 7th holes, and a large bare sand area to the left of the 5th hole were restored. Two bunkers to the left of the 17th green were replaced by a swale and bunkering was altered on the 18th hole. Improvements were also made to the practice facilities.
Each player is classified according to the first category in which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses.
- 1. The Open Champions aged 60 or under on 19 July 2020
Mark Calcavecchia, Stewart Cink, Darren Clarke (2), John Daly, David Duval, Ernie Els (2), Todd Hamilton, Pádraig Harrington, Zach Johnson (2), Paul Lawrie, Shane Lowry (2,3,5), Rory McIlroy (2,5,11,12), Phil Mickelson (2), Francesco Molinari (2,5,6), Louis Oosthuizen (2,5,12,15), Jordan Spieth (2), Henrik Stenson (2), Tiger Woods (8,15)
- 2. The Open Champions for 2010–2019
- 3. Top 10 finishers and ties in the 2019 Open Championship
- 4. Top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) for Week 21, 2020
Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Jorge Campillo, Paul Casey (12), Matthew Fitzpatrick, Sergio García (8), Justin Harding, Benjamin Hébert, Marcus Kinhult, Kurt Kitayama, Romain Langasque, Li Haotong (15), Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Joost Luiten, Victor Perez, Ian Poulter, Jon Rahm (12), Erik van Rooyen, Matthias Schwab, Matt Wallace, Paul Waring, Bernd Wiesberger
- 6. Last three BMW PGA Championship winners
- 7. Top 5 players, not already exempt, within the top 20 of the 2020 Race to Dubai through the BMW International Open
- 8. Last five Masters Tournament winners
- 9. Last five PGA Championship winners
- 10. Last five U.S. Open winners
- 11. Last three Players Championship winners
Webb Simpson (12,15), 15 March
Abraham Ancer (15), Patrick Cantlay (15), Corey Conners, Bryson DeChambeau (15), Lucas Glover, Charles Howell III, Im Sung-jae (15), Kevin Kisner, Jason Kokrak, Matt Kuchar (15), Marc Leishman (15), Hideki Matsuyama (15), Chez Reavie, Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele (15), Adam Scott (15), Brandt Snedeker
- 13. Top 5 players, not already exempt, within the top 20 of the 2020 FedEx Cup points list through the Travelers Championship
- 14. Winner of the 2019 Open de Argentina
- 19. Winner of the 2019 Japan Open
- 20. Winner of the 2020 Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf
- 22. Top player, not already exempt, on the 2020 Japan Golf Tour Official Money List through the Japan Golf Tour Championship
- 23. Winner of the 2019 Senior Open Championship
- 24. Winner of the 2020 Amateur Championship
- 25. Winner of the 2019 U.S. Amateur
Andy Ogletree (a)
- 26. Winners of the 2020 European Amateur
- 27. Recipient of the 2019 Mark H. McCormack Medal
Cole Hammer (a)
- 28. Winner of the 2019 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship
Lin Yuxin (a)
- 29. Winner of the 2020 Latin America Amateur Championship
Abel Gallegos (a)
- Open Qualifying Series
The Open Qualifying Series (OQS) consists of twelve events from the six major tours. Places are available to the leading players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top n and ties. In the event of ties, positions go to players ranked highest according to that week's OWGR.
|Australia||Emirates Australian Open||8 Dec||3||10||Matt Jones, Takumi Kanaya (a), Aaron Pike|
|Africa||South African Open||12 Jan||3||10||Jaco Ahlers, Marcus Armitage, Branden Grace|
|Singapore||SMBC Singapore Open||19 Jan||4||12||Kim Joo-hyung, Ryosuke Kinoshita, Richard T. Lee, Poom Saksansin|
|United States||Arnold Palmer Invitational||8 Mar||3||10|
|Japan||Mizuno Open||31 May||4||12|
|Ireland||Dubai Duty Free Irish Open||31 May||4||12|
|Morocco||Trophée Hassan II||7 Jun||1||5|
|Canada||RBC Canadian Open||14 Jun||3||10|
|Korea||Kolon Korea Open||28 Jun||2||8|
|United States||Travelers Championship||28 Jun||2||8|
|Scotland||Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open||12 Jul||4||12|
|United States||John Deere Classic||12 Jul||1||5|
- Final Qualifying
The Final Qualifying events will be played on 1 July at five courses covering Scotland and the North-West, Central and South-coast regions of England. Three qualifying places were available at each location.
To make up the full field of 156, additional places are allocated in ranking order from the Official World Golf Ranking at the time that these places are made available by the Championship Committee.
Past champions expected in the field
- "Royal St George's". Mackenzie and Ebert. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
- Official website
- Coverage on the PGA Tour's official site
- Coverage on the PGA of America's official site
2020 U.S. Open
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