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Retief Goosen qualifies for another Open; Montgomerie misses out


ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen made birdie on the first playoff hole to qualify for the British Open.

Goosen shot 67-72 at Woburn to get into a three-for-one playoff for the final spot. Paul Dunne of Ireland was medalist at Woburn for the second straight year. He was joined by Robert Dinwiddie of England, who finally made it after 16 tries.

Qualifying was held at four courses in Britain, each offering three spots.

Goosen tied for fourth in the BMW International Open in Germany on Sunday and had only four hours' sleep before the 36-hole qualifier.

Colin Montgomerie had it tougher. He was runner-up at the U.S. Senior Open in California on Sunday, flew to England and missed out on the Woburn playoff by four shots.

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