Scotland in British Open comeback - Video

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Englishman Zane Scotland won't have to carry his golf equipment far after booking himself a place in the British Open 11 years after he first qualified for the major at the age of 16.

His rounds of 66 and 71 in the final qualifying competition at Fairmont St Andrews were enough for him to finish runner-up and take one of the three coveted Open spots on offer there.

It's a great achievement for the player, who just a few years ago was struggling on the EuroPro Tour after a car crash that led to a potentially career threatening neck injury.

Meanwhile, Ernie Els has announced that he will use the Barclays Scottish Open next week for extra practice ahead of the British Open at St Andrews on July 15th.

He will join major champions Graeme McDowell, Phil Mickelson and YE Yang, who have also committed to playing at Loch Lomond.

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