Markus Brier qualifies for British Open
LITTLESTONE, England -- Austria's Markus Brier has joined 11 British players in booking their places in the British Open through final qualifying.
Brier, a two-time winner on the European Tour, came through a five-man playoff on the Littlestone course on Wednesday to qualify for the third major of the year at Royal St. George's from July 14-17.
The 42-year-old Brier, who has slipped to No. 312 in the rankings, says he "had a bit of a bad run in recent times" but is looking forward to playing at Royal St. George's.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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