Kirk, Noren, Clark out of Open Championship
July 12, 2015
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
- July 12, 2015
- Chris Kirk has not teed it up since finishing 75th at the U.S. Open in June. (Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Chris Kirk, who won the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial earlier this year, and Sweden's Alexander Noren have withdrawn from the Open Championship.
Kirk, a four-time winner on the PGA TOUR who ranks 20th in the FedExCup and 19th in the Official World Golf Ranking, will be replaced in the field by Kevin Streelman. Streelman, who played at Duke, is a two-time PGA TOUR champion.
Noren will be replaced by Hiroshi Iwata, who is currently No. 2 on the Japan Golf Tour's order of Merit.
Tim Clark also withdrew and will be replaced by Richie Ramsay of Scotland. Shawn Stefani is now the first alternate.