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Eligibility Codes

The following eligibility codes define qualifying requirements for the 2011 Open Championship.

1. Past Open Champions aged 60 or under on July 17, 2011.
2. The Open Champions for 2001-2010.
3. Past Open Champions born between July 17, 1945 and July 19, 1948.
4. Past Open Champions finishing in the first 10 and tying for 10th place in The Open Championship 2006-2010.
5. First 10 and anyone tying for 10th place in the 2010 Open Championship at St Andrews.
6. The first 50 players on the Official World Golf Rankings for Week 22, Mon., May 30, 2011. Blank entries will be made on behalf of players qualifying in this category.
7. First 30 in the Race to Dubai for 2010.
8. The BMW PGA Championship winners for 2009-2011. Blank entries will be made on behalf of players qualifying in this category.
9. First 3 and anyone tying for 3rd place, not otherwise exempt, in the top 20 of the Race to Dubai for 2011 on completion of the 2011 BMW PGA Championship. Blank entries will be made on behalf of players qualifying in this category.
10. First 2 European Tour members and any European Tour members tying for 2nd place, not otherwise exempt, in a cumulative money list taken from the 6 official PGA European Tour events leading up to and including the 2011 BMW International Open (The BMW PGA Championship, The Celtic Manor Wales Open, The BMW Italian Open, The U.S. Open Championship, The St Omer Open and the BMW International Open). Blank entries will be made on behalf of players qualifying in this category.
11. The leading player, not otherwise exempt, in the first 5 and ties of each of the 2011 Open de France ALSTOM and the 2011 Barclays Scottish Open. With the exception of ties for first place, which will be determined in accordance with the Conditions for the tournament concerned, ties will be decided in favor of the highest Official World Golf Rankings player at the commencement of the tournament. Blank entries will be made on behalf of players qualifying in this category.
12. The U.S. Open Champions for 2007-2011. Blank entry will be made on behalf of the 2011 Champion.
13. The U.S. Masters Champions for 2007-2011.
14. The U.S. PGA Champions for 2006-2010.
15. The PLAYERS Champions for 2009-2011.
16. The leading 30 qualifiers for the 2010 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP.
17. First 3 and anyone tying for 3rd place, not exempt having applied F(6), in the top 20 of the PGA TOUR FedExCup Points List for 2011 on completion of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
18. First 2 PGA TOUR members and any PGA TOUR members tying for 2nd place, not exempt, in a cumulative money list taken from the PGA TOUR PLAYERS Championship and the five PGA TOUR events leading up to and including the 2011 AT&T National. Blank entries will be made on behalf of players qualifying in this category. (THE PLAYERS Championship, The Memorial, St Jude Classic, U.S. Open, Travellers championship and AT&T National).
19. The leading player, not exempt having applied F(18) above, in the first 5 and ties of each of the 2011 AT&T National and the 2011 John Deere Classic. With the exception of ties for first place, which will be determined in accordance with the Conditions for the tournament concerned, ties will be decided in favor of the highest Official World Golf Rankings player at the commencement of the tournament. Blank entries will be made on behalf of players qualifying in this category.
20. Playing members of the 2010 Ryder Cup teams.
21. First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Order of Merit of the Asian Tour for 2010.
22. First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Order of Merit of the Tour of Australasia for 2010.
23. First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Order of Merit of the Southern Africa PGA Sunshine Tour for 2010.
24. The Japan Open Champion for 2010.
25. First 2 and anyone tying for 2nd place, not exempt, on the Official Money List of the Japan Golf Tour for 2010.
26. The leading 4 players, not exempt, in the 2011 Mizuno Open. With the exception of ties for first place, which will be determined in accordance with the Conditions for the tournament concerned, ties will be decided inf avour of the highest Official World Golf Rankings player at the commencement of the tournament. Blank entries will be made on behalf of players qualifying in this 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 2011 Japan Golf Tour events up to and including the 2011 Mizuno Open. Blank entries will be made on behalf of players qualifying in this category.
28. The Senior Open Champion for 2010.
29. The Amateur Champion for 2011. Blank entry will be made on behalf of the Champion.
30. The U.S. Amateur Champion for 2010.
31. The European Amateur Champion for 2010.
International Final Qualifying – Australasia
International Final Qualifying – Africa
International Final Qualifying – Asia
International Final Qualifying – America
International Final Qualifying – Europe
Local Final Qualifying – Littlestone
Local Final Qualifying – Princes
Local Final Qualifying –Royal Cinque Ports
Local Final Qualifying – Rye