Ishikawa tops alternate list for Open Championship


Four spots in the Open Championship are up for grabs this week.

The low three finishers (not already eligible) among the top 10 at the Scottish Open will punch their ticket to Hoylake, while the low top-5 finisher at the John Deere Classic will also earn an Open berth.

Steve Stricker is reportedly still deciding whether to head to England. If he doesn’t go, the first alternate is Ryo Ishikawa, who won over the weekend in Japan. The reserve list for the 156-player field is based on the Official World Ranking.

Here is the alternate list:

1. Ryo Ishikawa

2. Ross Fisher

3. David Hearn

4. Daniel Summerhays

5. Seung-yul Noh

6. Fabrizio Zanotti

7. Ben Crane

8. Russell Knox

9. Will Mackenzie

10. Kevin Chappell