(Deal) Sergio Garcia will not play the British Open for the first time since 1997 after failing to secure one of the 19 places offered in qualifying.
Former Masters champions Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace, who holds the record 62 card at the British Open, have meanwhile won their playing rights at the Royal Cinque Ports. They were joined by Laurie Canter. They are the only three golfers on the LIV Tour to qualify.
The British Open gets underway on July 20 at Royal Liverpool.
Garcia was one of three LIV golfers to qualify for the U.S. Open. He finished tied for 27th. A local qualification was his only chance to compete in the British Open.
The Spaniard started well at the West Lancashire club with a round of 67, but couldn’t do better than 71 in the afternoon and missed qualifying by three strokes.