British Open field: Who's in, and how they got there

Updated: July 15, 2007, 1:27 PM ET
Associated Press

The 156-man field for the British Open, to be played July 19-22 at Carnoustie. Players listed only in the first category for which they were eligible. Final two spots to be determined Sunday:

Top 10 players and ties from the 2006 British Open: Tiger Woods, Chris DiMarco, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Hideto Tanihara, Sergio Garcia, Angel Cabrera, Carl Pettersson, Andres Romero, Adam Scott.

British Open champions 65 or younger: Todd Hamilton, Ben Curtis, Paul Lawrie, Mark O'Meara, Justin Leonard, Tom Lehman, John Daly, Nick Faldo, Mark Calcavecchia, Sandy Lyle.

Top 50 in the world ranking published May 28: Stuart Appleby, Retief Goosen, Rory Sabbatini, David Toms, Stewart Cink, Steve Stricker, Phil Mickelson, Luke Donald, Joe Durant, Robert Karlsson, Geoff Ogilvy, Mike Weir, Robert Allenby, Aaron Baddeley, Scott Verplank, John Rollins, Niclas Fasth, Anders Hansen, Padraig Harrington, Ian Poulter, Charles Howell III, Davis Love III, Arron Oberholser, Jose Maria Olazabal, Richard Stern, Henrik Stenson, Vaughn Taylor, Lee Westwood, Justin Rose, Trevor Immelman, Stephen Ames, Zach Johnson, Colin Montgomerie, Chad Campbell, K.J. Choi, Brett Wetterich, David Howell, Nick O'Hern, Rod Pampling, Charl Schwartzel, Vijay Singh, x-Richard Green.

Top 20 players from the 2006 European Tour Order of Merit: Johan Edfors, John Bickerton, Paul Broadhurst, Paul Casey, Thomas Bjorn, Anthony Wall, Jeev Milkha Singh.

Top three players, not otherwise exempt, from the top 20 on the European Tour money list through May 27: Raphael Jacquelin, Markus Brier, Yong-Eun Yang.

Top two players, not otherwise exempt, with the most European Tour prize money from the Italian Open through the French Open, including the U.S. Open: Bradley Dredge, Graeme Storm.

The leading player, not otherwise exempt, among top 10 finishers and ties in the European Open and Scottish Open: Pelle Edberg, Scottish Open qualifier TBD.

PGA champions (5 years): Shaun Micheel, Rich Beem.

Top 20 players from the 2006 PGA Tour money list: Brett Quigley.

Three players among the top 20 on the 2007 PGA Tour money list through Colonial: Nick Watney, Boo Weekley.

Top two PGA Tour members in a cumulative money list taken from The Players Championship and the five PGA Tour events ending with the AT&T National: Hunter Mahan.

The leading player, not otherwise exempt, among top 10 finishers at the AT&T National and the John Deere Classic: Pat Perez, John Deere qualifier TBD.

Members of the 2006 Ryder Cup teams: Paul McGinley, Darren Clarke, J.J. Henry.

Top two players from the 2006 Australasian Tour Order of Merit: Kevin Stadler.

2006 Japan Open champion: Paul Sheehan.

Top two from 2006 Japan Golf Tour money list: Shingo Katayama, Toru Taniguchi.

The leading four players not otherwise exempt from the 2007 Mizuno Open: Dong-Hwan Lee, Toshinori Muto, Achi Sato, Seung-Ho Lee.

Top two in a cumulative money list taken from official Japan Golf Tour events from the '07 Japan PGA Championship through the '07 Mizuno Open: Tomohiro Kondo, Toshimitsu Izawa.

Senior British Open champion: Loren Roberts.

British Amateur champion: a-Drew Weaver.

U.S. Amateur champion: a-Richie Ramsay.

European Amateur champion: a-Rory McIlroy.

International qualifying in Africa: Terry Pilkadris, Adilson Da Silva, Doug McGuigan, Desvonde Botes.

International qualifying in Australasia: Scott Laycock, Ewan Porter, Peter Fowler, Ben Bunny.

International qualifying in Asia: Chih-Bing Lam, Adam Groom, David Gleeson, Ross Bain, Won Joon Lee.

International qualifying in America: Michael Putnam, John Senden, Ryan Moore, Charley Hoffman, Matt Kuchar, Anders Hultman, Brian Davis, Jerry Kelly, Sean O'Hair, Duffy Waldorf, Mark Hensby, Spencer Levin.

International qualifying in Europe: Graeme McDowell, Peter Hanson, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Nick Dougherty, Ross Fisher, Alastair Forsyth, Gregory Bourdy, Oliver Wilson, Benn Barham, Fredrik Andersson, Mattias Eliasson, Francesco Molinari, David Frost, Mark Foster, Jose-Filipe Lima, Peter Baker.

Local qualifying: Jon Bevan, Scott Drummond, David Higgins, a-Paul Waring, a-Llewellyn Matthews, a-David Coupland, Justin Kehoe, David Shacklady, Matthew Zions, Kevin Harper, Steven Alker, Steve Parry.


x-Green earned a spot from the world ranking list when Woody Austin turned down his exemption from the cumulative PGA Tour money list through the AT&T National.

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