Sergio Garcia is out of his hundredth major

Sergio García, champion of the Masters in 2017 and now integrated into LIV Golf, sought qualification for his great number 100 on the West Lancashire course

by Andrea Gussoni
Sergio Garcia is out of his hundredth major
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This Tuesday, Sergio García from Castellón did not achieve his goal of qualifying for what would be his hundredth 'major', the British Open, which will be played at the Royal Troon Scottish course between July 18 and 21, for which he did achieve his ticket Ángel Hidalgo and the amateurs Jaime Montojo and Luis Masaveu, who join Jon Rahm, Jorge Campillo and David Puig.

Sergio García, champion of the Masters in 2017 and now integrated into LIV Golf, sought qualification for his great number 100 on the West Lancashire course, the scene of one of the four venues for the finals to get into the 152 Open and where he They distributed four places.

Last year he couldn't make the pass either.

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The player from Borriol almost reached his goal by finishing in sixth place, tied with four other players, with 141 total strokes (3 under par) and two rounds of 71 and 70.

He finished three strokes behind the English Matthew Dodd-Berry (amateur ), Sam Horsfield and Daniel Brown. The Japanese Masahiro Kawamura also entered the Royal Troon. "I came here to try by all means to get into the Open. It would have been nice to make the Open my 100th major, but the conditions were tough and sometimes things don't go the way you want.

I tried everything I could and that's everything I can ask of myself," García said in statements released by the organizers. Ángel Hidalgo from Marbella, who played for Dundonald Links, did achieve his goal, as well as two fans from Madrid: Jaime Montojo and Luis Masaveu, both on the Royal Cinque Ports field.

Hidalgo was second in his final, only surpassed by the Englishman Sam Hutsby. The Las Brisas professional, who hit two spectacular shots from more than 100 meters, finished the tournament with 139 hits (-5), three behind the first and tied with the Irish amateur Liam Nolan.

Also at Dundonald Links, the Catalan Marcel Fonseca, a fan of the Real Club de Golf el Prat, was left out. Fellow fans Jaime Montojo, from Texas A&M University, and Luis Masaveu made it to the Royal Cinque Ports. The first was done with 141 strokes (-3) and a second place after the Englishman Matthew Southgate and with rounds of 71 and 70.

Luis Masaveu, who finished with 142 (-2) and 72+70, earned his place by beating the second hole of the playoff and with a long putt against the South African Branden Grace, winner of 2 titles on the PGA Tour and 9 on the circuit European, and the Englishman Jamie Rutherford.

On the same course, another LIV Golf player, Eugenio López-Chacarra from Madrid, nineteenth at Royal Cinque Ports with 146 (+1) and 68+77, could not qualify for the Open. Barcelona's Joel Moscatel, who last Sunday won his second title in the European challenge circuit, in his case on the Burnham & Berrow course, could not qualify either.

Among the illustrious names, the Englishman Justin Rose stands out, champion of the 2013 US Open and who achieved qualification by finishing first, tied with his compatriot and amateur Dominic Clemons, on the Burnham & Berrow course.

Both with 134 (-8). "The Open has been like a fairy tale and a love story for me since I was 14. As you get a little older, things get harder and in some ways I think it's a good thing that it happens (having to qualify), because it makes you appreciate how special it is," Rose said.

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