Gallacher gets late call-up to Open

A Scotsman, who sat one place outside automatic qualification, plays at Muirfield due to John Daly's injury

Posted: 9 July 2013
by Charlie Lemay

Gallacher failed to qualify automatically by £754

SCOTSMAN Stephen Gallacher will play in this year’s Open despite thinking he had not qualified following the culmination of the French Open on Sunday.

The 38-year-old failed to qualify automatically by one place on the European Tour rankings but got a spot when John Daly withdrew due to injury.

"Gallacher is first reserve and will take his place in the championship," organisers said in a statement.

The European Tour offers five places to those in their top-20 who have not qualified. Following the French Open, where Gallacher finished joint-eighth, he was sixth in line for one of those places.

Gallacher, who is twice a winner on the European Tour, will play in the Open for the sixth time. His best finish came in 2010 when he finished T23. 

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