Pros advice

Richie Ramsay gets Open invitation on a technicality

Powered by National Club Golfer

Scotland’s Richie Ramsay will be making a surprise appearance at the Open Championship after Australian Tim Clark had to withdraw due to visa issues.

Ramsay took to Twitter to express his joy at this decision, writing: “The Open is special but no place like St Andrews, absolutely love it, no better palce, can’t wait.”

The 32-year old even added some humour by continuing: “I got 99 problems but playing The Open ain’t one.”

The Scot had moved up to first reserve when Sweden’s Alex Noren had to pull out through injury which meant Japan’s Hiroshi Iwata was off to St Andrews.

Kevin Streelman will also tee it up at the Home of Golf after Chris Kirk was forced to give up his place with a broken hand.

Raphael Jacquelin had the consolation of securing his place with his tie for second at Gullane after Rickie Fowler’s late heroics. Overnight leader Daniel Brooks and Sweden's Rikard Karlberg claimed the other two spots.

American Shawn Stefani is now the first reserve for the third Major of the season, with Jordan Spieth attempting to go for an unprecedented calendar year Grand Slam after already sealing the Masters and US Open titles.

Keep up to date with all the latest news & videos
Latest News
  • AG News: Sharma completes fairy-tale week in South Africa

    Shubhankar Sharma showed no signs of nerves in notching up his first European Tour win plus the best of the action...
    Read more

  • AG News: Garcia named European Tour Golfer of the Year

    The Golfer of the Year – an award Ballesteros won on three occasions in 1986, ‘88 and ‘91 – is voted for by the golf media. He beat off competition from Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton and Rookie of the Year Jon Rahm...
    Read more

  • AG News: McDowell and Lowry come up just short as Stricker wins Shootout at 50

    Presidents Cup skipper Steve Stricker returned to the winner's circle after capturing the QBE Shootout with compatriot Sean O'Hair...
    Read more

More news
 View More Button
Latest Videos
  • AG News: American Golf Christmas Ad 2017

    The 2017 American Golf Christmas ad has landed, and this year it is packed with amazing deals and offers. From golf balls and clothing through to golf clubs and equipment, there's sure to be something here to entice every golfer this festive season...
    Read more

  • Video: Winter On-course Coaching Tips - Chipping onto the green in winter

    Nick Taylor shows us how to chip onto the green in winter by offering some vital tips and hints to give you the best chance of success on the golf course...
    Read more

  • Video: Winter On-course Coaching Tips - Keeping on the fairway in wind

    Playing a successful fairway shot in windy conditions can be a real problem for many golfers. Fortunately Nick Taylor, one of our PGA Pros at American Golf, has some useful hints and tips to help every player achieve greater shots with their fairway golf clubs on the greens...
    Read more

More news
View More Button