Final qualifying position for The 150th Open to be awarded at the Barbasol Championship

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NICHOLASVILLE, KY (January 4, 2022) – 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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About the Barbasol Championship: www.barbasolchampionship.com/
The 2021 Barbasol Championship is a PGA TOUR event most recently played July 15 – 18, 2021 at Champions at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky, a suburb of Lexington. Champions is an Arthur Hills designed golf course conveniently located one hour from Cincinnati and Louisville. The Barbasol Championship provides its winner with 300 FedEx Cup Points and a two-year PGA TOUR exemption and a trip to the PGA Championship. The 2021 winner of the Barbasol Championship was Seamus Power of Ireland. The 2022 Barbasol Championship will be played at Champions July 7-10.

About Caddie127: www.barbasolchampionship.com/charities/   www.Caddie127.org
The Barbasol Championship’s charitable arm, Caddie127, reflects the biblical principle from James 1:27 “to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” Just as Caddies and their players support one another, so will Caddie127 support local philanthropic organizations that benefit and empower women and children. 2021 charitable partners include All God’s Children, Kentucky Children’s Hospital (UK HealthCare), the Kentucky Region of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Refuge for Women, Sunrise Children’s Services, and the Woodhill Community Center (Lexington Leadership Foundation).

About the Open: www.theopen.com/
The 150th Open will be played at St Andrews from 10-17 July 2022.

The Open is golf’s original championship. Played since 1860 on iconic links golf courses, it is the sport’s most international Major Championship with qualifying events on every continent. For one week each year, the pursuit of the famous Claret Jug trophy is the focus of the sporting world, followed globally by millions of fans.

Staged by The R&A, The Open delivers an annual economic benefit of up to £100 million to its host region, while the Championship’s commercial success supports the development of the game, worldwide.

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