Brian Davis Skipping British Open Qualifier


Brian Davis is one of the hottest players on the PGA Tour following top-5 finishes at The Players, Texas Open and last week at the Byron Nelson. So why would an on-form Englishman who has posted eight consecutive rounds in the 60s skip qualifying for the British Open to play in a Monday pro-am?
Seems Davis bypassed a shot at his national championship for all the right reasons.
Earlier this year Davis approached Colonial officials for a sponsor exemption. In exchange Davis offered to play in the event’s Monday pro-am. When he qualified for this week’s Fort Worth, Texas, stop with his play at TPC Sawgrass and San Antonio he gave back the exemption and could have skipped the pro-am and played in Monday’s 36-hole qualifier for Turnberry.
Instead, Davis honored his commitment to Colonial officials and played the pro-am. “We thought it was a really standup-ish thing to do,” one Colonial official said.