2013 Open Championship

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2013 Open Championship
The Open Championship.svg
Tournament information
Dates18–21 July 2013
LocationGullane, Scotland
Course(s)Muirfield Golf Links
Length7,245 yards (6,625 m)
Field156 players
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2013 Open Championship
The Open Championship.svg
Tournament information
Dates18–21 July 2013
LocationGullane, Scotland
Course(s)Muirfield Golf Links
Length7,245 yards (6,625 m)
Field156 players

The 2013 Open Championship will be the 142nd Open Championship, held 18−21 July at Muirfield Golf Links in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland. [1]



The 2013 event will be the eighth Open Championship played at Muirfield. The previous one was in 2002, when Ernie Els won his third major championship in a playoff over Stuart Appleby, Steve Elkington, and ultimately in a sudden-death playoff over Thomas Levet. Nick Faldo won the previous Open at the venue, in 1992.

Course layout

The course has been extended by 211 yards (193 m) since the 2002 Championship to 7,245 yards (6,625 m).[2]


Lengths of the course for previous Opens (since 1950):[3]

  • 2002: 7,034 yards (6,432 m), par 71
  • 1992: 6,970 yards (6,370 m), par 71
  • 1987: 6,963 yards (6,367 m), par 71
  • 1980: 6,926 yards (6,333 m), par 71
  • 1972: 6,892 yards (6,302 m), par 71
  • 1966: 6,887 yards (6,297 m), par 71
  • 1959: 6,806 yards (6,223 m)


Each player is classified according to the first category in which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses.[4] Dates when a qualifying category will be completely determined are indicated in italics.

1. The Open Champions aged 60 or under on 21 July 2013
Mark Calcavecchia (4), Stewart Cink (2,3), Darren Clarke (2,3), Ben Curtis (2,3), John Daly, David Duval, Ernie Els (2,3,4,14), Todd Hamilton (2), Pádraig Harrington (2,3,12), Paul Lawrie (6,17), Tom Lehman, Justin Leonard (3), Sandy Lyle, Mark O'Meara, Louis Oosthuizen (2,6,14), Tiger Woods (2,3,4,14,17)

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
Tom Watson

4. First 10 and anyone tying for 10th place in the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes
Thomas Aiken, Nicolas Colsaerts (6,17), Luke Donald (6,7,14,17), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (6), Dustin Johnson (14,17), Zach Johnson (14,17), Matt Kuchar (13,14,17), Graeme McDowell (6,10,17), Alexander Norén (6), Geoff Ogilvy, Thorbjørn Olesen (6), Ian Poulter (6,17), Adam Scott (14), Vijay Singh, Brandt Snedeker (14,17)

5. The first 50 players on the Official World Golf Ranking for Week 21, 2013
26 May

6. First 30 in the Race to Dubai for 2012
Rafael Cabrera-Bello, George Coetzee, Jamie Donaldson, Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, Marcus Fraser, Branden Grace (20), Peter Hanson (17), Martin Kaymer (12,17), Shane Lowry, David Lynn, Matteo Manassero, Rory McIlroy (10,12,14,17), Francesco Molinari (17), Richie Ramsay, Justin Rose (14,17), Charl Schwartzel (11), Marcel Siem, Thongchai Jaidee, Lee Westwood (14,17), Bernd Wiesberger, Danny Willett

7. The BMW PGA Championship winners for 2011–2013
26 May

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
7 July

9. The Scottish Open Champion 2013
14 July

10. The U.S. Open Champions for 2009–2013
Lucas Glover, Webb Simpson (14,17), 16 June

11. The Masters Tournament Champions for 2009–2013
Ángel Cabrera, Phil Mickelson (14,17), Bubba Watson (14,17), 14 April

12. The PGA Champions for 2008–2012
Keegan Bradley (14,17), Y. E. Yang

13. The Players Champions for 2011-2013
K. J. Choi, 12 May

14. The leading 30 qualifiers for the 2012 Tour Championship
Jason Dufner (17), Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk (17), Sergio García (17), Robert Garrigus, John Huh, Hunter Mahan, Ryan Moore, Carl Pettersson, Scott Piercy, John Senden, Steve Stricker (17), Bo Van Pelt, Nick Watney

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 FedEx Cup points list for 2013 on completion of the 2013 The Greenbrier Classic
7 July

16. The John Deere Classic winner 2013
14 July

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
Thaworn Wiratchant

19. First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Order of Merit of the Tour of Australasia for 2012
Peter Senior

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
Kenichi Kuboya

22. First 2 and anyone tying for 2nd place, not exempt, on the Official Money List of the Japan Golf Tour for 2012
Hiroyuki Fujita, Toru Taniguchi

23. The leading 4 players, not exempt, in the 2013 Mizuno Open[5]
30 June

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.
30 June

25. The Senior Open Champion for 2012
Fred Couples

26. The Amateur Champion for 2013
22 June

27. The U.S. Amateur Champion for 2012
Steven Fox (a)

28. The European Amateur Champion for 2012
Rhys Pugh (a)

29. The Mark H. McCormack Medal winner for 2012
Chris Williams (a)

International Final Qualifying

Australasia: Mark Brown, Steven Jeffress, Stephen Dartnall[6]
Asia: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Daisuke Maruyama, Hideki Matsuyama (a), Wu Ashun[7]
Africa: 3 places, 6 March
America: 8 places, 20 May
Europe: 9 places, 24 June

Local Final Qualifying

Dunbar: 3 places, 2 July
Gullane No 1: 3 places, 2 July
North Berwick: 3 places, 2 July
The Musselburgh: 3 places, 2 July

Where places are available to make up the full entry of 156, these additional places are allocated in ranking order from the Official World Golf Ranking. The alternates are allocated when it becomes clear that additional places are available (using the latest World Rankings).

Past champions in the field

PlayerCountryYear(s) won
Ernie Els South Africa2002, 2012
Darren Clarke Northern Ireland2011
Louis Oosthuizen South Africa2010
Stewart Cink United States2009
Pádraig Harrington Ireland2007, 2008
Tiger Woods United States2000, 2005, 2006
Todd Hamilton United States2004
Ben Curtis United States2003
David Duval United States2001
Paul Lawrie Scotland1999
Mark O'Meara United States1998
Justin Leonard United States1997
Tom Lehman United States1996
John Daly United States1995
Mark Calcavecchia United States1989
Sandy Lyle Scotland1985
Tom Watson United States1975, 1977,
1980, 1982, 1983


Notes and references

External links

Coordinates: 56°02′35″N 2°49′23″W / 56.043°N 2.823°W / 56.043; -2.823

Preceded by
2013 U.S. Open
Major ChampionshipsSucceeded by
2013 PGA Championship