Montgomerie qualifies for British Open

Montgomerie qualifies for British Open

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 4:50 p.m. ET

IRVINE, Scotland (AP) Colin Montgomerie will play at the British Open for the first time since 2010 after qualifying for golf's oldest major on Tuesday.

The 53-year-old Scot shot rounds of 66 and 71 to secure one of three places available from final qualifying at Gailes Links.

Three other British courses - Hillside, Royal Cinque Ports and Woburn - were also hosting final qualifying for the British Open at Royal Troon, which starts July 14.

Montgomerie, widely regarded as one of the best golfers never to win a major, made 21 straight British Open appearances through the 2010 tournament at St. Andrews. Montgomerie's father, James, served as club secretary at Troon.


Montgomerie finished third at Gailes Links behind 1,418th-ranked Oskar Arvidsson of Sweden and Scott Fernandez of Spain.