Golf British Open: Di Marco makes the grade

Editorial Staff
July 27, 2006

Chris DiMarco’s second place in the Open on Sunday should see the American rewarded with a place in the Ryder Cup later this year. A skiing injury has re-stricted DiMarco’s form this season, and he has been hoping for a strong performance to convince Tom Lehman that he deserves his place in the team. DiMarco twice drew within a stroke of winner and compatriot Tiger Woods over the closing stretch at Hoylake before finishing two shots behind the world number one and holder by shooting a four-under-par 68 to total 16-under-par. Along with the 500,000 euro second prize, DiMarco earned 360 Ryder Cup points to haul himself up to sixth place in the U.S. table, with 10 automatic spots up for grabs for the match against Europe in September at the K Club in Ireland.

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