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Open Championship Starts On Offer At The Australian Open

Last year's lucky recipients Ashley Hall, Cameron Smith and Aaron Baddeley.
While much of the focus of championship Sunday at this week’s Australian Open will be on the battle for the title, there is a tournament within a tournament being played at the same time.

Three places at the Open Championship are up for grabs at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney, those spots going to the players who finish inside the top ten but who are not already exempt for the 2018 Open Championship.

It is a process that the R&A, who own the Open Championship, has only gone to in recent years after moving away from stand alone International Final Qualifying at venues around world.

Interestingly, despite this week’s field containing 156 players, only three are currently exempt for next year’s Open at Carnoustie.

Jordan Spieth and Jason Day are there because of their standing in world ranking and via so many other categories while 17-year-old amateur, Yuxin Lin gets his opportunity to play what will be his second major championship after winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Wellington last month.

Lin earned starts at both the Masters and the Open Championship courtesy of his impressive win at Royal Wellington.

Similar opportunities to earn a place at the Open Championship will be made available at tournament venues in South Africa, Singapore, Japan, Korea, USA and France in the coming months.

SIR BOB CHARLES GOLF'S FUNDAMENTALS

Emirates Australian Open Offer

o   5% discount on Economy/Business Saver fares*

o   8% discount on Economy/Business Flex and Flex Plus fares*

Bookings can be made by entering offer code 'AUGOLF1' into the advanced search engine

These discounts apply from Australia across the Emirates network. The discount will also be applied on top of sale fares.

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