No Open appearance for Brian Davis

AFTER making it into the Open Championship at Carnoustie last year, former Herts county player Brian Davis, now based in America, failed to qualify this time and instead of being at Royal Birkdale this week he played in the US Tour s John Deere Classic

AFTER making it into the Open Championship at Carnoustie last year, former Herts county player Brian Davis, now based in America, failed to qualify this time and instead of being at Royal Birkdale this week he played in the US Tour's John Deere Classic in Illinois last week - and without success.

As so often this season, Davis has shown he can produce the highest standard of golf, but then it all goes wrong and after climbing to the top of the leaderboard, he slips out of contention and finishes down the field.

That was the story in Illinois, for he was among the leaders at halfway with rounds of 67, 66, nine under par, to lie in sixth place, then struggled over the next two rounds to shoot 73 and 71. He finished tied 35th on 277, seven under par, nine shots behind the winner, Kenny Perry, who had decided to give this week's Open a miss.


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