International Final Qualifying (IFQ) events for The Open Championship were introduced in 2004 and are held on five continents to give more players from around the world the chance to gain direct entry into golf’s oldest championship.
IFQ for The Open Championship 2013 at Muirfield is as follows. Australasia — Kingston Heath Golf Club, Melbourne, Australia, 29 & 30 January; Asia - Amata Spring Country Club, Bangkok , Thailand, 28 February & 1 March; Africa — Royal Johannesburg & Kensington, South Africa, 5 & 6 March; America — Gleneagles Country Club, Texas, USA, 20 May and Europe — Sunningdale, Berkshire, England, 24 June.
Kingston Heath Golf Club, Melbourne, Australia, January 29 & 30
Amata Spring Country Club, Bangkok, Thailand, February 28 & March 1
Royal Johannesburg & Kensington, South Africa, March 5 & 6
Gleneagles G & CC, Dallas, Texas, USA, May 20
Sunningdale, Berkshire, England, June 24