Twelve Australians to play Open
BY Bruce Young | European PGA Tour | 2010 British Open | General | 08 Jul 2010
Australian golf is represented by twelve entrants at this year’s Open Championship with the outside chance of one more being added via this week’s John Deere Classic or the Barclay’s Scottish Open.
The leading player inside the top five in each of those events and not otherwise exempt for St Andrews earns the right to play in the Open Championship.
Robert Allenby, Kurt Barnes, Mathew Goggin, Marc Leishman, Greg Norman, Geoff Ogilvy, Cameron Percy, Ewan Porter, Adam Scott, John Senden, Peter Senior and Michael Sim are those already eying up the opportunity of playing this great event at this great venue.
Mathew Goggin gets a start courtesy of his great 5th place finish last year, Allenby and Ogilvy are in as a result of their standing in the world ranking at crucial times.
Michael Sim is in the field as the leader of the Australasian Tour Order of Merit, Adam Scott as a member of the 2009 Presidents Cup team, Norman is there as a past champion, Leishman and Senden are playing as a result of making it to the Tour Championship in the US, Percy qualified via International Final Qualifying in the US and Senior, Barnes and Porter due to their success at the International Final Qualifying in Melbourne earlier this year.