Graeme McDowell will playing at The Open after securing a qualifying spot on Sunday

  • Graeme McDowell will playing at The Open in Portrush, Northern Ireland in July 
  • He was in danger of possibly not qualifying for the tournament on home soil
  • Yet he secured a spot after tying for eighth at the Canadian Open on Sunday

Graeme McDowell ended a nervous wait when he qualified for next month’s Open Championship, which will be held in his home town of Portrush, by tying for eighth at the Canadian Open on Sunday.

Three qualifying spots for The Open were available at Hamilton Golf & Country Club on Sunday and awarded to top-10 finishers who were not already exempt.

Only one player who finished ahead of McDowell, Canadian Adam Hadwin, was not already exempt for the 18-21 July tournament in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. Both qualified although the third spot went unclaimed.

Graeme McDowell will playing at The Open after securing a qualifying spot on Sunday
Graeme McDowell will playing at The Open after securing a qualifying spot on Sunday

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