Golf Today - Over 80000 pages of golf information
Golf News
 

Montgomerie & Olazabal miss out on US Open
May 29, 2012

Swede Alex Noren and Briton Marc Warren booked their tickets for next month's U.S. Open after finishing top of 36-hole qualifying at Walton Heath on Monday.

Former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie failed in his bid after making a 900-mile overnight trip to Scotland and back to fetch a putter.

He left Wentworth at 1400 on Sunday after a closing 81 in the PGA Championship on the outskirts of London. He arrived home at around 2000 and, after sharing dinner with his family, jumped back in his car to make the journey to the south of England.

Spain's Jose Maria Olazabal, who has taken over as Ryder Cup skipper from Montgomerie for this year's match in Illinois, also missed out at Walton Heath.

Noren and Warren led the way on nine-under-par 135 and were joined by nine other qualifiers.

Italian Matteo Manassero, British duo Lee Slattery and Matthew Baldwin, Ireland's Peter Lawrie, French pair Raphael Jacquelin and Gregory Bourdy, Finn Mikko Ilonen, South African George Coetzee and Dane Soren Kjeldsen also went through.

Noren will be making his second U.S. Open appearance, having qualified at Walton Heath 12 months ago.

"I'm very happy," he told reporters. "I was really tired this morning after Wentworth last week but now I feel a lot better."

Twice European Tour winner Warren will be competing in his first major.

"I burned the edge of the hole quite a few times so I could have gone even lower than nine under but I'll certainly take it," said the Scot.

The U.S. Open will be held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco from June 14-17.








2014 in Review
Through the bag the best shots of the year...

2015...
Who will be Rory's rival in 2015 and beyond....

Tiger Woods
Going retro with new swing coach...

PGA
PGA boss fired over Ian Poulter comments...

YE Yang
The struggles of Asia's first major winner...

Colin Montgomerie
His thoughts about the 2014 Ryder Cup, his game...

Ryder Cup
The USA's flawed Ryder Cup system...

Motoring
Mazda 3 - Engineered to perfection...

Memorabilia
Sam Snead auction of famous personal items...

Book Review
The Spiritual Golfer - By Robert "Lumpy" Lumpkin


© Golftoday.co.uk 1996-2017 - Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy - About Us - Advertise - Classifieds - Newsletter - Contact Us