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16 LIV Golf Players Qualify for 2024 British Open Field at Royal Troon

16 LIV Golf Players Qualify for 2024 British Open Field at Royal Troon

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The field for the 2024 British Open, set to be held July 18-21 at Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland, includes 16 players who currently compete on the LIV Golf tour.


Following the conclusion of qualifying events which took place earlier this month, the full field for the final men's major of 2024 has been determined. Among those who will tee it up at Royal Troon are a number of high-profile names now associated with the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series.


Heading the group of LIV Golf competitors is reigning British Open champion Cameron Smith of Australia. Smith produced a scintillating final round to win his first major title at St Andrews in 2022. Other former British Open winners in the field include Phil Mickelson (2013), Louis Oosthuizen (2010), and Henrik Stenson (2016).


Bryson DeChambeau, who captured his first major at the 2024 U.S. Open, also qualified. DeChambeau joined LIV Golf shortly after his Open triumph and was among the players allowed to compete at Brookline despite his new affiliation.


Joining those major champions are other top LIV Golf signings like Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm, Joaquin Niemann, and Abraham Ancer. Tyrrell Hatton, Sam Horsfield, Adrian Meronk and Dean Burmester give the tour additional European representation in St. Andrews.


David Puig and Andy Ogletree also earned spots through qualifying. It will mark Puig and Ogletree's British Open debuts as both players only recently jumped to the LIV circuit.


With 16 players in the field, LIV Golf will have a notable presence at Royal Troon as the British golfing public and mainstream golf organizations continue to debate the implications of Greg Norman's controversial new league. How those LIV Golf stars fare in their pursuit of the Claret Jug will also be a major storyline to follow.


The 2024 British Open promises to be an intriguing event with this mixture of old and new faces representing the controversial Saudi-backed circuit on the sport's biggest stage.


Past British Open Champions


Cameron Smith - Won 2022 British Open


Cameron Smith poses with the Claret Jug after winning the 150th British Open Golf Championship on The Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland on July 17, 2022. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)


Henrik Stenson - Won 2016 British Open


Henrik Stenson celebrates with the Claret Jug after winning The Open at Royal Troon (Getty)


Phil Mickelson - Won 2013 British Open


Phil Mickelson holds up the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland, Sunday July 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)


Louis Oosthuizen - Won 2010 British Open


Louis Oosthuizen at St. Andrews

Louis Oosthuizen hoists the Claret Jug after winning the 2010 Open Championship. (GETTY IMAGES)


Other LIV Golf Players


Abraham Ancer


Abraham Ancer held off the challenge of Cameron Young to win the PIF Saudi International


Dean Burmester


Photo: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports


Tyrrell Hatton


Tyrrell Hatton plays his second shot on 14th hole during the first round of the Hero Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)


Sam Horsfield




Brooks Koepka




Dustin Johnson


Dustin Johnson during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 06, 2022 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)


Adrian Meronk


Photo: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


Joaquin Niemann


Joaquin Niemann in action at the 2024 Hero Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in January. Warren Little/Getty Images


Andy Ogletree


Andy Ogletree, proudly sporting the winner’s trophy with his gold medal around his neck, is the first Mississippian to win the U.S. Amateur Championship.


Jon Rahm


Jon Rahm in action at LIV Golf - Las Vegas at Las Vegas Country Club, Nevada in February. Michael Reaves/Getty Images


David Puig


Photo: Arif Kartono/AFP


Bryson DeChambeau


Bryson DeChambeau won 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 (Photo: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports)






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