ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Former top-ranked player Luke Donald is in the field for the British Open at Royal Troon next week following the withdrawal of Jaco van Zyl.
The R&A, which organizes the British Open, made the announcement Wednesday without giving a reason for Van Zyl's withdrawal.
Donald has slipped to No. 83 in the world rankings, having been No. 1 four years ago. He missed the cut the last time Troon staged the Open, in 2004.
p>Three Americans are next on the reserve list, headed by Daniel Summerhays.
The British Open starts July 14.
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