Admission is free to only U.S. British Open qualifier in Texas
If you’re looking to check out some good golf without the crowds or the expense, check this out: Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas, is hosting the International Final Qualifying for the British Open.
The Open IFQ will be on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, right after the PGA Tour’s HP Byron Nelson Championship and three days before the start of the Crown Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club. The date and location were chosen to be most convenient for players on the PGA Tour competing in those events.
So if you have the day off and you’re in the Dallas area, this wouldn’t be a bad way to spend the day, especially if you’re not teeing it up yourself somewhere.
The qualifier, which will be played on the Queens Course at Gleneagles, is open to the public, free of charge, and this is the only U.S. qualifying tournament for the British Open, which will be at Turnberryin Scotland July 16-19. The top 78 players in the world who are not already exempt for the British Open will be playing 36 holes for 8 spots.
So we’re talking about some pretty good players here. Davis Love III, Lucas Glover, Nick O’Hern, Aaron Baddeley and Rory Sabbatini are just a few of the names in the field.
This is actually pretty cool, almost like a PGA Tour event, except there won’t be big crowds. That means you can actually follow a group and see the shots. At most tour events, unless you camp out at a hole, it’s often difficult to see the action, especially if you’re not 6-foot-5.
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