TROON, Scotland (AP) — Jose Maria Olazabal’s only remaining chance of qualifying for the British Open is by securing one of the exempt spots available through the Scottish Open later this week.
The two-time Masters champion missed out Tuesday on one of the four places available at the 288-man British Open qualifying event at Kilmarnock Barassie, Scotland.
The 43-year-old Spaniard shot par 73 to put him seven strokes back. He bogeyed the long first hole and blasted a drive out of bounds at the third to run up a triple-bogey seven.
Lloyd and Elliot Saltman became the first brothers since Seve and Manuel Ballesteros 26 years ago to qualify for the British Open, which starts next week at Turnberry in Scotland.