GOLF: Landry qualifies for British Open

Published 7:15 pm Wednesday, July 11, 2018

An injury to Bernd Wiesberger has opened the door for Andrew Landry to compete in the British Open.

Landry, who will turn 31 on Aug. 7, confirmed on Twitter on Wednesday that he will compete in the Open Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland. The third major of the year is scheduled for July 19-22. first reported the Groves native who now resides in Austin made the field.

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“I have been sitting first on the reserve list all week and just got the email that I will be playing in the 147th Open Championship,” Landry said on Twitter. “What a year this has been and can’t explain how blessed I am!”

Landry earned his first PGA Tour victory in the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio on April 7 and has placed in the top 10 five times this season. He was runner-up to Jon Rahm after four playoff holes in the CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, California, on Jan. 21, tied for fourth in the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia, last Nov. 19, and tied for eighth while being paired with tournament host Tiger Woods on July 1 in the Quicken Loans National in Potomac, Maryland.

Landry currently ranks 19th in FedEx Cup standings with 1,096 points. He will take a charter flight to Scotland from the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois, when that tournament ends Sunday.

Had Landry remained an alternate this week, he would have had to finish 12th in Silvis.

Wiesberger, 32, of Austria, has been out of competition since April with a wrist injury, reported.

— I.C. Murrell

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I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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