No Women To Try For Open Championship

Although the Royal and Ancient opened the doors for women to qualify for the Open Championship, it appears as if there will be no takers.

Under the rules set out last year,  there were twenty women professionals who could have tried their hand in the regional qualifiers. All twenty, however, have apparently commited themselves to the Women’s World Matchplay.

Open Championship regionals begin July 5; the World Matchplay begins July 6.

Michelle Wie still has an outside chance of making the Open Championship, however. She has accepted another invitation to the John Deere. The highest finisher there who is not already in the Open gets an automatic spot.

I was hoping that someone wold try. It’s kind of sad that the Royal and Ancient has taken a step toward gender equity, but none of the gender are going to take them up on it.

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