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Greenbrier Classic Part Of New Global Qualifying Event For The Open Championship

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va (WVVA) -- The 5th annual Greenbrier Classic is getting even more important. In addition for battling for the Springhouse Trophy, the field will be playing for a spot in The Open Championship.
The Greenbrier Classic is now part of the brand new The Open Qualifying Series (OQS) for the world's oldest golf tournament. The Qualifying places available for The Greenbrier Classic will be given to four players who finish in the top 12.

The OQS comprises of 14 events in nine countries, offering players the opportunity to qualify for The Open Championship.
 
 
According to a press release from The Greenbrier Classic, "Nine qualifying places within the field will be available on both the PGA TOUR and European Tour. Players will be able to qualify for four places on the PGA TOUR at The Greenbrier Classic and AT&T National and one place at the John Deere Classic*. In Europe, players will be able to qualify for three places at the Irish Open, the Alstom Open de France and the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open prior to The Open."
 
The 2014 Greenbrier Classic takes place June 30 - July 6. The 2014 Open Championship happens July 13 - 20 at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake).
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