Vijay handed Open ticket
Vijay Singh is one of five players whose world rankings this week have earned them a place in The 140th Open.
Vijay Singh is one of five players whose world rankings this week have earned them a place in The 140th Open in a fortnight’s time.
The Fijian veteran tied for second behind Ben Curtis the last time the tournament was played at Royal St George’s in Sandwich in 2003, but the 48-year-old will have to overcome a back problem if he is to tee up in Kent after being forced to pull out of last week’s AT&T National.
The other four players handed an Open ticket on Monday are Americans Webb Simpson, JB Holmes and Steve Marino and Yuta Ikeda of Japan.
The tee-off spots became available because:
– First the winners of this season’s big events – Rory McIlroy (US Open), Charl Schwartzel (The Masters), KJ Choi (Players Championship) and Luke Donald (BMW PGA Championship) – were already exempt through their victories and came off the rankings list.
– and secondly, former champions Sir Nick Faldo and Greg Norman both decided not to play.
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