NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — The R&A announced the final qualifying position in The 150th Open at St Andrews will be awarded at the PGA TOUR’s 2022 Barbasol Championship, with the tournament being included in The Open Qualifying Series for the first time in its history. The Barbasol Championship is one of five tournaments on the 2021-22 PGA TOUR schedule with qualifying spots available.
“We are delighted with the R&A’s decision to grant an exemption to The Open – one of the most storied tournaments in the history of our sport – at the Barbasol Championship,” said Barbasol Championship Tournament Director Bryan Pettigrew. “We are grateful for the opportunity and excited by the prospect of attracting an even more dynamic field and generating more interest around professional golf in Kentucky.”
The Open Championship, often referred to as The Open or the British Open, is the oldest golf tournament in the world, and one of the most prestigious. Founded in 1860, it was originally held annually at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland. Later the venue rotated between a select group of coastal links golf courses in the United Kingdom. It is organized by the R&A.
The Open is one of the four men’s major golf tournaments, the others being the Masters Tournament, the PGA Championship and the U.S. Open. Since the PGA Championship moved to May in 2019, the Open has been chronologically the fourth and final major tournament of the year. The 150th Open will be held July 17-20, the week following the 2022 Barbasol Championship.
The Barbasol Championship, which will be played at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville, Kentucky, July 7-10, announced a purse increase of $200,000 going from $3.5 to $3.7 million. Additionally, 50 players from the DP World Tour (formerly the European Tour) will be playing at the Barbasol Championship.
For the PGA TOUR’s complete 2021-22 schedule, please visit: www.pgatour.com/tournaments/schedule
For complete information on the Barbasol Championship please visit: www.barbasolchampionship.com
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