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Maggert Among Those Who Earn Spots in British Open

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Lemont, Ill. -- Jeff Maggert, who finished third at the U.S. Open, earned one of 15 spots in the field for the British Open after the completion of the Western Open Sunday.
 
Seven places were open in the field for the British Open based on a special money list based on earnings at the Players Championship and the five most recent tournaments on the PGA Tour. The top seven on that list who were not already eligible for the British Open earned places in the field.
 
Stephen Ames, Buick Classic champion Chris Smith, Tim Petrovic, Jonathan Kaye, Peter Lonard and Jim Carter also received invitations based on this special money list.
 
Eight other players qualified based on their finishes at the Western Open.
 
Duffy Waldorf, Stuart Appleby, Chris Riley, Neal Lancaster, Steve Stricker, John Riegger, Bob Tway and Brandt Jobe earned their places based on their finishes at the Western Open. The top-eight players in the Western Open who were not already eligible for the season's third major can make the trip although one player may have to turn down the invitation.
 
Jobe, who took third Sunday, is not sure if he can play in the British Open because his wife is pregnant with the couple's second child and has been on bed rest for the last seven weeks.
 
'I'll have to talk to the chief and see what's going on,' Jobe said. 'We'll do a lot of talking before we decide. Hopefully we'll make it to July 31.'
 
The British Open is scheduled for July 18-21 at Muirfield in Scotland.
 
Full Coverage of the 2002 British Open