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Claret Jug dream kicks off in Australia

Ashley Hall, Cameron Smith and Aaron Baddeley
Ashley Hall, Cameron Smith and Aaron Baddeley receive their ticket to The Open last year.

The road to the 147th Open at Carnoustie will begin at the Emirates Australian Open, the first of 15 events in 10 countries that will make up The Open Qualifying Series for 2018.

A total of 46 places in The Open are available through the Series, which provides golfers with opportunities to qualify at events around the world on the PGA TOUR, the European Tour, the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Asian Tour, the Japan Golf Tour and the Sunshine Tour.

The Emirates Australian Open, played from 23-26 November at The Australian Golf Club, will be the first chance for players to secure a place in golf’s most international major championship.

The leading three players, who finish in the top 10 and ties and who are not already exempt, will qualify for The 147th Open from 19-22 July 2018.


2016 - Ashley Hall (CUT), Cameron Smith (CUT) and Aaron Baddeley (T27)
2015 - Matt Jones (T39), Rod Pampling (CUT) and Nick Cullen (CUT)
2014 - Rod Pampling (CUT), Brett Rumford (T74) and Greg Chalmers (T58)
2013 - Rhein Gibson (72), John Senden (T58) and Bryden Macpherson (CUT)

Emirates Australian Open
Pos.CountryPlayer TotalToday
1 AUS C.Davis -11-7
T2 SWE J.Blixt -10-3
T2 AUS M.Jones -10-3
4 AUS C.Smith -9-3
5 AUS J.Day -82
T6 NZL M.Brown -7-3
T6 AUS L.Herbert -72
8 USA J.Spieth -6-4
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