Duo land Open places

Americans Rickie Fowler and Jeff Overton have secured places in next week’s Open at St Andrews.

The duo get into the field courtesy of their positions as the highest-ranked players, not already exempt, in the world rankings.

Fowler, ranked 37th, will make his Open debut, while Overton (63rd) will be making a third consecutive appearance and finished joint 13th at Turnberry last year.

One Open place has been reserved for the leading player, not already exempt, finishing in the top five at each of the Barclays Scottish Open and the John Deere Classic this week.

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