Steve Stricker finished with a strong two-under par 69 at the British Open to finish the British Open in fourth place.
Stricker’s four round total of 279 (67-75-68-69) placed him one shot back of J B Holmes but well behind, as was the rest of the field at Royal Troon, winner Henrik Stenson and runner up Phil Mickelson.
With the fourth place showing, Stricker has earned a spot in the seasons next major, the PGA Championship. The 49-year-old also earned sentries into next year’s Masters and a trip back to the British Open at Birkdale in 2017.
The fourth place showing was Stricker’s best in a British Open and the best in a major since finishing second in the 1998 PGA Championship.