Langer to play after Katayama withdraws for injury

Updated: July 11, 2005, 12:50 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Bernhard Langer will play in his 27th British Open.

The German got a spot Monday when Shingo Katayama of Japan withdrew because of an injury.

Fredrik Jacobson of Sweden and Brian Davis of England also were added to the field after Jay Haas of the United States and David Howell of England dropped out because of injuries.

Langer tied for second at the Open in 1981 and '84, and he's been third four times. The two-time Masters champion was captain of Europe's winning Ryder Cup team last year.


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