2013 Open Championship Exempt Categories
The following players are exempt from regional and final qualifying for The 2013 Open Championship.
1. The Open Champions aged 60 or under on 21 July 2013.
2. The Open Champions for 2003-2012.
3. The Open Champions finishing in the first 10 and tying for 10th place in The Open Championship 2008-2012.
4. First 10 and anyone tying for 10th place in the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes.
5. The first 50 players on the OWGR for Week 21 2013.
6. First 30 in the Race to Dubai for 2012.
7. The BMW PGA Championship winners 2011-2013.
8. "First 5 European Tour members and any European Tour members tying for 5th place, not otherwise exempt, in the top 20 of the Race to Dubai on completion of the 2013 Alstom Open de France."
9. The Scottish Open Champion 2013.
10. The US Open Champions for 2009-2013.
11. The Masters Tournament Champions for 2009-2013.
12. The PGA Champions for 2008-2012.
13. The PLAYERS Champions for 2011-2013.
14. The leading 30 qualifiers for the 2012 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP.
15. "First 5 PGA TOUR members and any PGA TOUR members tying for 5th place, not exempt in the top 20 of the PGA TOUR FedExCup Points List for 2013 on completion of the 2013 The Greenbrier Classic."
16. The John Deere Classic winner 2013.
17. Playing members of the 2012 Ryder Cup teams.
18. First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Order of Merit of the Asian Tour for 2012.
19. First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Order of Merit of the Tour of Australasia for 2012.
20. First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Order of Merit of the Southern Africa PGA Sunshine Tour for 2012.
21. The Japan Open Champion for 2012.
22. "First 2 and anyone tying for 2nd place, not exempt, on the Official Money List of the Japan Golf Tour for 2012."
23. "The leading 4 players, not exempt, in the 2013 Mizuno Open."
24. First 2 and anyone tying for 2nd place in a cumulative money list taken from all official 2013 Japan Golf Tour events up to and including the 2013 Mizuno Open.
25. The Senior Open Champion for 2012.
26. The Senior Open Champion for 2012.
27. The US Amateur Champion for 2012.
28. The European Amateur Champion for 2012.
29. The Mark H McCormack Medal (Men’s World Amateur Golf Ranking) winner for 2012.
International Final Qualifying – Australasia
International Final Qualifying – Africa
International Final Qualifying – Asia
International Final Qualifying – America
International Final Qualifying – Europe
Local Final Qualifying - Dunbar
Local Final Qualifying - Gullane No 1
Local Final Qualifying - North Berwick
Local Final Qualifying - Musselburgh