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PGA Tour event offers 3 spots into British Open

Arnold Palmer Invitational will be one of 16 tournaments on Open Qualifying Series ahead of 149th Open at Royal St. George’s

3: Number of British Open spots on offer at the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, which begins Thursday at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Fla. The top three players who finish among the top 10 and ties at the API who are not already exempt for the Open will earn places. Forty-one of the 121-man field at the Arnold Palmer Invitational already are exempt for the 149th British Open, which is scheduled for July 16-19 at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, England. The API is one of 16 events in 11 countries on seven major professional tours that compose the Open Qualifying Series (tee times).

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