May 24, 2011
We're in majors season now, and there's a mad scramble on for the final spots in the field. So congrats to Davis Love III, who's qualified for the British Open and thus will play in all four majors for the first time since 2007.
At a qualifier at Gleneagles Country Club, Davis Love III was one of several players who won a coveted spot at this year's Open Championship. Brian Davis won the qualifier; Chad Campbell was one stroke behind. Nathan Green, Spencer Levin, Chris Tidland and Bob Estes also made it into the field. And Jerry Kelly won a six-for-one playoff to get in the tournament.
The tournament will be at Royal St. George's, and it'll probably give Kelly a couple sleepless nights; he shot an 11 on the opening hole after hitting four shots that went a distance of about 15 feet in that classic British Open rough. He would go on to finish with an 86 and withdraw with a wrist injury.
On the low side of the qualifier was Sergio Garcia, who withdrew because of an infected fingernail. If he's not able to make it in via other means, it will be the first British Open he's missed since 1998.