The third leg of the Grand Slam might not be the only thing on the line next week at St. Andrews: Jordan Spieth could also ascend to No. 1 in the world.
Rory McIlroy is almost certain to miss next week’s Open Championship after announcing Monday that he has a “total rupture” of a ligament in his left ankle.
Ben Taylor, who holed the clinching putt for LSU at the NCAA Championship, was one of 12 players who qualified for the Open Championship on Tuesday.
Next month’s Open Championship will feature the largest prize in tournament history.
The winner at St. Andrews will receive $1.8 million, an increase of $275,000.