Seven More Qualify For Open This Weekend

(Photo by L.C. Lambrecht)


With The Open Championship just a few weeks away, pros on both the European and PGA Tour continue to punch their tickets via the Open Qualifying Series. On Sunday, three golfers qualified via their finishes at the DDF Irish Open, while four more are headed to Royal Birkdale via their finishes at the Greenbrier Classic.

While Jon Rahm was running away from the field in Ireland and setting a new tournament scoring record, several golfers were battling for an Open spot. Richie Ramsay, David Drysdale and Ryan Fox earned spots thanks to top 5 finishes at the Irish Open.

Ramsey, who finished runner up in Ireland, will be making his seventh career Open appearance, and his fifth in the last six years. Drysdale, who used a Sunday 63 to vault 25 spots will make his return to The Open for the first time since a T-60finish at Turnberry in 2009. Fox, who just barely missed out on qualifying last week at the French Open, will be making his Open debut.

Across the pond, Xander Schauffele won the Greenbrier Classic Sunday, narrowly defeating Robert Streb, Jamie Lovemark and Sebastian Munoz. All four will be teeing it up at The Open though.

Schauffele, who after contending at the U.S. Open earned his first PGA Tour win Sunday, will be making his Open debut. Streb will be making his third straight appearance at The Open, finishing T-15 in 2015 at St. Andrews. Lovemark will be making his second appearance, having missed the cut last year, while Munoz will be making his major championship debut.

Four final spots will be up for grabs next week, which three coming at the Scottish Open and one at the John Deere Classic. The Open will be played July 20-23 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.