With his share of seventh place at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Tim Clark rose seven spots to 46th in the Official World Golf Ranking and earned an exemption into The Open Championship.
It was the qualifier within the tournament in Fort Worth. The top 50 in the latest OWGR gained entry into the major if not already eligible. Clark was the only golfer to slide inside the bubble, but six others also qualified. They are: Jason Day (25th), Bill Haas (31st), Henrik Stenson (34th), Kevin Streelman (36th), D.A. Points (47th) and Michael Thompson (49th). Fredrik Jacobson closed out Colonial with a 75 to finish T35. As a result, he slipped to 51st in the OWGR and remains ineligible for The Open. He's 0.0015 points back of Ryan Moore, who was already exempt into the field at Muirfield.