Briggs bags place at The Open

Date: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Oliver Briggs
Oliver Briggs

LANGWATHBY-based golf caddy Oliver Briggs was on the bag for Swede Alexander Bjork as he gained qualification for The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale at last weekend’s at the HNA Open in France.

Bjork, who is now ranked 118th in the world, finished third, four shots off eventual winner Tommy Fleetwood.

Briggs joined Bjork earlier this season in Italy at the Rocco Forte Open in Sicily, where he finished tied 27th. The Swede, who is spending his first year on the European Tour after gaining his card last season on the Challenge Tour has impressed with seven top 20 finishes in 2017.