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The Field (as of July 15, 2008)

Thomas AIKEN, South Africa, IFQ -- Europe
Robert ALLENBY, Australia, 7
Stephen AMES, Canada, 7, 14
Stuart APPLEBY, Australia, 7, 19
Peter APPLEYARD, England, LFQ -- WEST LANCASHIRE
Phillip ARCHER, England, IFQ -- Europe
Woody AUSTIN, USA, 7, 15, 19
Aaron BADDELEY, Australia, 7, 15
Peter BAKER, England, IFQ -- Europe
Craig BARLOW, USA, IFQ -- America
Rich BEEM, USA, IFQ -- America
Jon BEVAN, England, LFQ --, SouthPORT & AINSDALE
Rohan BLIZARD (A), Australia, LFQ -- HILLSIDE
Adam BLYTH, Australia, IFQ -- Asia
Gregory BOURDY, France, IFQ -- Europe
Gary BOYD, England, LFQ --, SouthPORT & AINSDALE
Bart BRYANT, USA, 16
Angel CABRERA, Argentina, 5, 7, 11, 19
Mark CALCAVECCHIA, USA, 3, 15
Michael CAMPBELL, New Zealand, 11
Ariel CANETE, Argentina, IFQ -- Europe
Paul CASEY, England, 5, 7
Alex CEJKA, Germany, IFQ -- America
Danny CHIA, Malaysia, IFQ -- Asia
KJ CHOI, Korea, 1, 7, 15, 19
Stewart CINK, USA, 1, 7, 19
Tim CLARK, South Africa, 7
Joshua CUNLIFFE, South Africa, IFQ -- Africa
Ben CURTIS, USA, 1, 3, 4
John DALY, USA, 3
Nick DOUGHERTY, England, 5
David DUVAL, USA, 3, 4
Simon DYSON, England, IFQ -- Europe
Pelle EDBERG, Sweden, IFQ -- Europe
Johan EDFORS, Sweden, IFQ -- Europe
Ernie ELS, South Africa, 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 15, 19
Jamie ELSON, England, LFQ -- HILLSIDE
Niclas FASTH, Sweden, 5, 7
Darren FICHARDT, South Africa, IFQ -- Africa
Richard FINCH, England, 8
Ross FISHER, England, IFQ -- Europe
Peter FOWLER, Australia, IFQ -- Australasia
David FROST, South Africa, 10
Jim FURYK, USA, 7, 15, 19, 23
Sergio GARCIA, Spain, 1, 5, 7, 14, 15
Tom GILLIS, USA, IFQ -- America
Lucas GLOVER, USA, 19
Jean Baptiste GONNET, France, IFQ -- Europe
Retief GOOSEN, South Africa, 5, 7, 11, 19
Paul GOYDOS, USA, IFQ -- America
Richard GREEN, Australia, 1
Todd HAMILTON, USA, 3, 4
Anders HANSEN, Denmark, 5, 6
Soren HANSEN, Denmark, 5, 7
Peter HANSON, Sweden, 5
Padraig HARRINGTON, Republic of Ireland, 1, 3, 4, 5, 7
Gregory HAVRET, France, 5
Benjamin HEBERT (A), France, 31
JB HOLMES, USA, 7
David HORSEY, England, IFQ -- Europe
Jamie HOWARTH, England, LFQ --, SouthPORT & AINSDALE
David HOWELL, England, 6
Charles HOWELL III, USA, 15, 19
Barry HUME, Scotland, LFQ -- WEST LANCASHIRE
Ryuji IMADA, Japan, 16
Trevor IMMELMAN, South Africa, 7, 12, 19
Hiroshi IWATA, Japan, 27
Fredrik JACOBSON, Sweden, 18
Miguel Angel JIMENEZ, Spain, 6, 7
Zach JOHNSON, USA, 7, 12, 15, 19
Brendan JONES, Australia, 25
Shintaro KAI, Japan, 27
Robert KARLSSON, Sweden, 7
Martin KAYMER, Germany, 7
Jerry KELLY, USA, 7
Simon KHAN, England, 10
Anthony KIM, USA, 7
James KINGSTON, South Africa, 22
Soren KJELDSEN, Denmark, 5
Matt KUCHAR, USA, IFQ -- America
Doug LABELLE II, USA, IFQ -- America
Chih-Bing LAM, Singapore, IFQ -- Asia
Bradley LAMB, Australia, IFQ -- Australasia Pablo LARRAZABAL, Spain, 8
Paul LAWRIE, Scotland, 3, 4
Tom LEHMAN, USA, 3
Justin LEONARD, USA, 3, 7
Michael LETZIG, USA, IFQ -- America
Wen-Chong LIANG, China, 20
Jose-Filipe LIMA, Portugal, IFQ -- Europe
Jonathan LOMAS, England, LFQ -- WEST LANCASHIRE
Davis LOVE III, USA, IFQ -- America
Sandy LYLE, Scotland, 3
Hunter MAHAN, USA, 1, 7, 15, 19
Prayad MARKSAENG, Thailand, 26
Michio MATSUMURA, Japan, 26
Scott MCCARRON, USA, IFQ -- America
Graeme MCDOWELL, Northern Ireland, 8
Damian MCGRANE, Republic of Ireland, 8
Douglas MCGUIGAN, Scotland, IFQ -- Africa
Rocco MEDIATE, USA, 17
Phil MICKELSON, USA, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19
Colin MONTGOMERIE, Scotland, 5
Alexander NOREN, Sweden, IFQ -- Europe
Greg NORMAN, Australia, 3
Geoff OGILVY, Australia, 7, 11, 15, 19
Sean O'HAIR, USA, 7
Nick O'HERN, Australia, 19
Mark O'MEARA, USA, 3, 4
Hennie OTTO, South Africa, IFQ -- Africa
Jeff OVERTON, USA, IFQ -- America
Rod PAMPLING, Australia, 7
Craig PARRY, Australia, 21
Pat PEREZ, USA, 7
Tim PETROVIC, USA, IFQ -- America
Ewan PORTER, Australia, IFQ -- Australasia
Ian POULTER, England, 7
Angelo QUE, Philippines, IFQ -- Asia
Jeff QUINNEY, USA, 7
John ROLLINS, USA, IFQ -- America
Andres ROMERO, Argentina, 1, 5, 7
Justin ROSE, England, 5, 7, 15
Rory SABBATINI, South Africa, 7, 15, 19
Reinier SAXTON (A), Netherlands, 29
Adam SCOTT, Australia, 7, 15, 19
Thomas SHERREARD (A), England, LFQ --, SouthPORT & AINSDALE
Vijay SINGH, Fiji, 7, 13, 15, 19
David SMAIL, New Zealand, 21
Brandt SNEDEKER, USA, 7, 15
Kevin STADLER, USA, IFQ -- America
Henrik STENSON, Sweden, 5, 7
Richard STERNE, South Africa, 5, 7
Graeme STORM, England, 5
Scott STRANGE, Australia, 8
Steve STRICKER, USA, 1, 7, 15, 19
Andrew TAMPION, Australia, IFQ -- Australasia
Toru TANIGUCHI, Japan, 7, 24
Hideto TANIHARA, Japan, 25
Yoshinobu TSUKADA, Japan, 26
Jean VAN DE VELDE, France, LFQ -- HILLSIDE
Scott VERPLANK, USA, 7, 15, 19
Camilo VILLEGAS, Colombia, 7
Simon WAKEFIELD, England, IFQ -- Europe
Anthony WALL, England, IFQ -- Europe
Philip WALTON, Republic of Ireland, LFQ -- WEST LANCASHIRE
Paul WARING, England, IFQ -- Europe
Tom WATSON, USA, 3, 28
Steve WEBSTER, England, IFQ -- Europe
Boo WEEKLEY, USA, 7
Mike WEIR, Canada, 1, 7, 19
Lee WESTWOOD, England, 5, 7
Martin WIEGELE, Austria, IFQ -- Europe
Jay WILLIAMSON, USA, 18
Oliver WILSON, England, 7
Chris WOOD (A), England, LFQ -- HILLSIDE
Azuma YANO, Japan, 26

Qualification Categories


Category 1 -- First 10 and anyone tying for 10th place in the 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie

Category 2 -- Past Open Champions born between 20 July 1942 and 19 July 1948

Category 3 -- Past Open Champions aged 60 or under on 20 July 2008

Category 4 -- The Open Champions for 1998-2007

Category 5 -- First 20 in the PGA European Tour Final Order of Merit for 2007

Category 6 -- The BMW PGA Championship winners for 2006-2008

Category 7 -- The first 50 players on the OWGR for Week 21, 2008

Category 8 -- First 3 and anyone tying for 3rd place, not exempt having applied F(7) above, in the top 20 of the PGA European Tour Order of Merit for 2008 on completion of the 2008 BMW PGA Championship

Category 9 -- First 2 European Tour members and any European Tour members tying for 2nd place, not exempt, in a cumulative money list taken from all official PGA European Tour events from OWGR Week 19 up to and including the Open de France ALSTOM and including The US Open. Blank entries will be made on behalf of players qualifying in this category

Category 10 -- The leading player, not exempt having applied F(9) above, in the first 5 and ties of each of the 2008 European Open and the 2008 Barclays Scottish Open. Ties will be decided by the better final round score and, if still tied, by the better third round score and then by the better second round score. If still tied, a hole by hole card play-off will take place starting at the 18th hole of the final round. Blank entries will be made on behalf of players qualifying in this category

Category 11 -- The US Open Champions for 2004-2008. Blank entry will be made on behalf of the 2008 Champion

Category 12 -- The US Masters Champions for 2004-2008

Category 13 -- The USPGA Champions for 2003-2007

Category 14 -- The USPGA TOUR PLAYERS Champions for 2006-2008

Category 15 -- First 20 on the Official Money List of the USPGA TOUR for 2007

Category 16 -- First 3 and anyone tying for 3rd place, not exempt having applied F(7) above, in the top 20 of the Official Money List of the USPGA TOUR for 2008 on completion of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

Category 17 -- First 2 USPGA TOUR members and any USPGA TOUR members tying for 2nd place, not exempt, in a cumulative money list taken from the USPGA TOUR PLAYERS Championship and the five USPGA TOUR events leading up to and including the 2008 AT&T National. Blank entries will be made on behalf of players qualifying in this category

Category 18 -- The leading player, not exempt having applied F(17) above, in the first 5 and ties of each of the 2008 AT&T National and the 2008 John Deere Classic. Ties will be decided by the better final round score and, if still tied, by the better third round score and then by the better second round score. If still tied, a hole by hole card play-off will take place starting at the 18th hole of the final round. Blank entries will be made on behalf of players qualifying in this category

Category 19 -- Playing members of the 2007 Presidents Cup teams

Category 20 -- First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Order of Merit of the Asian Tour for 2007

Category 21 -- First 2 and anyone tying for 2nd place on the Order of Merit of the Tour of Australasia for 2007

Category 22 -- First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Order of Merit of the Southern Africa PGA Sunshine Tour for 2007

Category 23 -- The Canadian Open Champion for 2007

Category 24 -- The Japan Open Champion for 2007

Category 25 -- First 2 and anyone tying for 2nd place, not exempt, on the Official Money List of the Japan Golf Tour for 2007

Category 26 -- The leading 4 players, not exempt, in the 2008 Mizuno Open Yomiuri Classic. Ties will be decided by the better final round score and, if still tied, by the better third round score and then by the better second round score. If still tied, a hole by hole card play-off will take place starting at the 18th hole of the final round. Blank entries will be made on behalf of players qualifying in this category

Category 27 -- First 2 and anyone tying for 2nd place, not exempt having applied F(26) above, in a cumulative money list taken from all official Japan Golf Tour events from the 2008 Japan PGA Championship up to and including the 2008 Mizuno Open Yomiuri Classic. Blank entries will be made on behalf of players qualifying in this category

Category 28 -- The Senior Open Champion for 2007

Category 29 -- The Amateur Champion for 2008. Blank entry will be made on behalf of the champion

Category 30 -- The US Amateur Champion for 2007

Category 31 -- The European Individual Amateur Champion for 2007

International Final Qualifying -- Africa

International Final Qualifying -- Australasia

International Final Qualifying -- Asia

International Final Qualifying -- America

International Final Qualifying -- Europe

Local Final Qualifying -- HILLSIDE

Local Final Qualifying -- SOUTHPORT & AINSDALE

Local Final Qualifying -- WEST LANCASHIRE

F(29) to F(31) are only applicable if the entrant concerned is still an amateur on 17 July 2008.

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