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May
27
2011

Sergio's boo boo feels better!

Battling the intense pain of an infected fingernail — his left ring finger — Sergio Garcia managed to grind out a four-under 66 on Thursday at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, putting himself near the top of the leaderboard and two shots behind first-round leader Jeff Overton. On Monday Garcia, who has played in every British Open since 1998, but has yet to qualify for Royal St. Georges in July, withdrew from the Open Qualifier after four holes because he couldn’t grip the club comfortably and the pain was so excruciating that he questioned whether he’d be able to tee it up later in the week at TPC Four Seasons.

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May
24
2011

Love grinds it out to qualify

Go low or go home — that’s what it boils down to in one-day qualifiers. Brian Davis of England fired a six-under 64 on Monday to best the field and secure one of eight spots at hand for the British Open at America’s International Final Qualifying event. Davis Love III was one of six Americans to qualify, posting a four-under 66 at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas.

Thunderstorms caused a five-hour delay, resulting in the decision by officials to shorten the event from 36 to 18 in order to finish on Monday.

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May
23
2011

Sergio withdraws from Open qualifier

Sergio Garcia’s streak of playing in 47 consecutive majors is in jeopardy and he’s running out of ways to qualify. Garcia had played four holes before he withdrew from Monday’s 36-hole qualifying event for the British Open at the Gleneagles Country Club in Texas due to an infected fingernail. Whoops, I just broke a nail typing that. No, seriously. It’s a painful injury if you’re trying to grip a club, especially in fierce winds and pouring rain.

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