2020 Open Championship

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2020 Open Championship
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Tournament information
Dates16–19 July 2020
LocationSandwich, England
51°16′26″N 1°22′01″E / 51.274°N 1.367°E / 51.274; 1.367Coordinates: 51°16′26″N 1°22′01″E / 51.274°N 1.367°E / 51.274; 1.367
Course(s)Royal St George's Golf Club
Organized byThe R&A
Length7,204 yards (6,587 m)
Field156 players
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Royal St Georges is located in the United Kingdom
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Location in the United Kingdom
Royal St Georges is located in England
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Location in England
Royal St Georges is located in Kent
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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.[1]

Course layout[edit]

Hole Yards Par    Hole Yards Par
1 444 4 10 415 4
2 417 4 11 243 3
3 240 3 12 381 4
4 495   4^ 13 459 4
5 419 4 14 547 5
6 178 3 15 496 4
7 564 5 16 163 3
8 453 4 17 426 4
9 412 4 18 459 4
Out 3,622 35 In 3,589 35
Source: Total 7,211 70


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

Tony Finau (12,15), Tommy Fleetwood (5,12), Rickie Fowler (12,15), Tyrrell Hatton (5), Brooks Koepka (9,10,12), Robert MacIntyre (5), Patrick Reed (8,12,15), Lee Westwood, Danny Willett (5,6,8)

4. Top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) for Week 21, 2020

25 May

5. Top 30 on the 2019 Race to Dubai

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

Alex Norén

7. Top 5 players, not already exempt, within the top 20 of the 2020 Race to Dubai through the BMW International Open

28 June

8. Last five Masters Tournament winners

12 April

9. Last five PGA Championship winners

Jason Day, Justin Thomas (12,15), Jimmy Walker, 17 May

10. Last five U.S. Open winners

Dustin Johnson (12,15), Gary Woodland (12,15), 21 June

11. Last three Players Championship winners

Webb Simpson (12,15), 15 March

12. The 30 qualifiers for the 2019 Tour Championship

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

28 June

14. Winner of the 2019 Open de Argentina

Ricardo Celia

15. Playing members of the 2019 Presidents Cup teams

An Byeong-hun, Adam Hadwin, Joaquín Niemann, Pan Cheng-tsung, Cameron Smith

16. Winner of the 2019 Asian Tour Order of Merit

Jazz Janewattananond

17. Winner of the 2019 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit

Ryan Fox

18. Winner of the 2019–20 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit

23 February

19. Winner of the 2019 Japan Open

Chan Kim

20. Winner of the 2020 Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf
21. Top 2 on the 2019 Japan Golf Tour Official Money List

Shugo Imahira, Shaun Norris

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

Bernhard Langer

24. Winner of the 2020 Amateur Championship

20 June

25. Winner of the 2019 U.S. Amateur

Andy Ogletree (a)

26. Winners of the 2020 European Amateur

27 June

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.

Location Tournament Date Spots Top Qualifiers
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.

Fairmont St Andrews
Notts (Hollinwell)
St Annes Old Links

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[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won
Shane Lowry  Ireland 2019
Francesco Molinari  Italy 2018
Jordan Spieth  United States 2017
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 2016
Zach Johnson  United States 2015
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 2014
Phil Mickelson  United States 2013
Ernie Els  South Africa 2002, 2012
Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 2011
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 2010
Stewart Cink  United States 2009
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 2007, 2008
Tiger Woods  United States 2000, 2005, 2006
Todd Hamilton  United States 2004
David Duval  United States 2001
Paul Lawrie  Scotland 1999
John Daly  United States 1995
Mark Calcavecchia  United States 1989


  1. ^ "Royal St George's". Mackenzie and Ebert. Retrieved 16 October 2019.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2020 U.S. Open
Major Championships Succeeded by
2021 Masters