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Ricky Barnes and Davis Love are in at St. Andrews

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You have to admit, for two alternates, the names Ricky Barnes and Davis Love III carry a ton of weight.

Those are two guys that have landed spots at St. Andrews after Anthony Kim and David Toms pulled out on Tuesday because of injuries.

Kim is still recovering from a thumb injury that forced him to miss the U.S. Open after arguably the hottest run he's had as a professional, while Toms is foregoing the long flight and four days of major championship golf because of a sore shoulder that he is resting.

Toms has had an interesting run at St. Andrews to be missing the event. In 2000, he finished tied for fourth, his only top 30 at the British Open (he's only made three of eight cuts at the event), and was disqualified in 2005 when it was hosted here.

Love, who will be playing in his 24th consecutive British Open, played well at St. Andrews in 2000, but missed the cut in 2005. For Barnes, this will only be his second Open Championship, with the last coming in '03.

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