American star pulls out of The Open

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The Open Championship In Association With Nikon

Most golfers would gve their right arm to contest this week's British Open at Turnberry but American player Brett Quigley is clearly not among them.

Quigley booked his Open berth after finishing runner-up in yesterday's John Deere Classic US Tour event but later revealed he wouldn't be travelling to Scotland. 

Said Quigley, the latest in a long line of Americans to give The Open a miss in recent - and not-so-recent times: "My family is gonna come with me next week to Milwaukee. I have a Pro-Am that I have an obligation to tomorrow (mon) and I'm also going to Beth Smith's service on Tuesday.
"None of those are - I don't know if I would say legitimate excuses - but those are my reasons. My heart is not into playing the British," he admitted.

However, Quigley's loss is Thomas Levet's gain - as a result of the vacancy the popular Frenchman has filled the spare spot from the Official World Golf Ranking List.

Aussie John Senden is now Reserve No. 1 with John Rollins (USA) Reserve No. 2.

Also missing this week of course will be World no. 2 Phil Mickelson (at home in San Diego with poorly wife Amy) and former Masters champion Trevor Immelman (injured wrist).