Brandel Chamblee qualified for the Senior Open
Love him or hate him, you’ll now be able to watch him in the Senior Open Championship. That’s right, golf fans, Brandel Chamblee has qualified for the Senior Open—and the Golf Channel analyst did so in impressive fashion.
The 56-year-old arrived at Scotscraig Golf Club in Tayport, one of the four Senior British Open qualifying sites, the morning after coverage for the The Open concluded. Chamblee was on of 596 entrants trying to fill the 26 available spots.
And fill a spot he did, earning co-medalist honors with a 2-under 69.
The one-time PGA Tour winner stepped away from the sport in 2003. However, he told Golf Digest, the prospect of a Senior Open at St Andrews wasn’t something he could pass up.
He also told GD, “I get a chuckle out of people who try to denigrate my career…I was an extraordinary golfer. I say that with all humility. There are 25 million who play this game, and I was 58th in the world. I was a decent tour player. I played at the highest level for the better part of 15 years. At times I got damn close to being really good.
Chamblee hasn’t played a Tour event since the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 2008. The Senior Open starts Thursday.