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The qualifiers from Burnham and Berrow (including Justin Rose and Abe Ancer).

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The US Open is not the only major tournament that offers the excitement of a one-day, 36-hole qualifying final.

As the name suggests, the Open Championship features open qualifying rounds, albeit on a much smaller scale than its American counterpart. Four 36-hole final qualifying tournaments took place in Scotland and England on Tuesday, with some of the sport's biggest names (including several LIV golfers) and lesser-knowns attempting to slog their way into the 152nd Open later this month at Royal Troon.

Only four places were available in each qualifying match, making a total of 16 places.

Read on for an overview of each site, including the players who qualified, the celebrities who didn't qualify, and more.

Open Championship Final Qualification Venues

West Lancashire
4 places available

Qualification:
Matthew Dodd-Berry (a), -6
Sam Horsfield
Daniel Brown, -5
Masahiro Kawamura

Sergio Garcia puts his hands on his hat in West Lancashire.

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Celebrities who did not qualify:
Sergio Garcia
Carlos Ortiz
Richard Mansell

Things to know:

– Sergio Garcia was looking to qualify for his 100th major but got into a heated argument with officials on the 8th hole of his first round after his group was put under time pressure, missing the cut by two shots after rounds of 71-70.

– Ortiz, a LIV Golf winner earlier this year, has not competed in a major this season and has only competed in one since joining LIV Golf in 2022.

Royal Cinque Ports
4 places available

Qualification:
Matthew Southgate, -6
Elvis Smiley, -3
Jamie Montojo Fernandez
Luis Masaveu* (a), -2

*Advanced through a 3-for-1 playoff

Celebrities who did not qualify:
Brandon Grace

Things to know:

– Southgate, who finished tied for sixth at Royal Birkdale in 2017, will play his second consecutive Open after not playing between 2018 and 2023.

– Both Luis Masaveu and Jaime Montojo Fernandez play for the same club in Madrid, Royal Club La Moraleja

– On the second playoff hole, Masaveu secured the last spot by making a 25-foot birdie putt from outside his opponents, which included Grace.

– Grace has not played in a major this year and has played in two since joining LIV Golf in 2022. He was the first golfer ever to shoot 62 in a major, doing so at the 2017 Open Championship.

Dundonald Links
4 places available

Qualification:
Sam Hutsby, -8
Angel Hidalgo, -5
Liam Nolan (a)
Jack McDonald*, -4

*Advanced through a 3-for-1 playoff

Celebrities who did not qualify:
Peter Uhlein
Robert Rock (retired)

Things to know:

– Angel Hidalgo needed a birdie on his final hole to make a playoff on Tuesday, but he did even better, holed his second shot from 120 yards to secure his place in the Open Championship.

Burnham and Berrow
4 places available

Qualification:
Justin Rose, -8
Dominic Clemons (a)
Abraham Ancer*, -5
Charlie Lindh*

*Advanced from the 3-for-2 playoff

Celebrities who did not qualify:
Anirban Lahiri
Justin Harding
Preston Summerhays (a) (WD)

Things to know:

– Rose was forced into the final round of qualifying after falling out of the OWGR top 50 in March and failing to get back in before the Open cutoff in May following the Charles Schwab Challenge. He overcame a double on the 12th hole in his second round to become co-medalist.

“The motivation was obviously huge,” he told R&A's Final Qualifying Radio. “To be honest, the Open has been a bit of a fairytale and a love story for me since I was 14.”

“The Open has always been very special and you can take it for granted. As you get a little older it gets harder and in some ways I think qualifying is a good thing because it makes you realise how special it is.”

– Abraham Ancer is the only LIV golfer to make it to Royal Troon via the final qualifier.

Jack Hirsh

Golf.com Publisher

Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. Jack is a Pennsylvania native and graduated from Penn State University in 2020 with a degree in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his high school golf team and recently returned to the program as head coach. Jack also continues to try to stay competitive in local amateurs. Before joining GOLF, Jack worked for two years at a television station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as a multimedia journalist/reporter, but also as a producer, anchor, and even a weather reporter. You can reach him at [email protected].