American Andrew Landry landed a spot in next week’s British Open when Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger was forced to withdraw due to a wrist injury.
Tournament organizers announced Wednesday that Landry will play in the Open for the first time. Fellow American Keegan Bradley is now the first alternate for the tournament that begins next Thursday at Carnoustie in Scotland. The next two alternates are Adrian Otaegui and Aaron Wise.
Landry, 30, won his first PGA Tour title at the Valero Texas Open in April. After beginning the year ranked No. 172 in the world, Landry entered this week at No. 68. He tied for eighth place at the Quicken Loans National last week, his first top-60 finish since the Valero.
The 83rd-ranked Wiesberger has not played a tournament since April, when he missed the cut at the Volvo China Open.
Unfortunately, I was forced to withdraw from The Open Championship today due to my wrist injury,” Wiesberger tweeted on Wednesday. “The healing process has not put me into a position where I can train, let alone play, at the level I would like to.”
Unfortunately, I was forced to withdraw from The Open Championship today due to my wrist injury.
The healing process has not put me into a position where I can train, let alone play, at the level I would like… https://t.co/iGOKCuBZja
— Bernd Wiesberger (@BWiesberger) July 11, 2018
–Field Level Media