Canadian golfer DeLaet to play in British Open

Canadian Graham DeLaet. (CP/Dave Chidley)

Canadian golfer Graham DeLaet’s week started off with a bang.

DeLaet was informed Monday that he has been added to the field of this year’s British Open.

This will be the first major tournament for the Weyburn, Sask., native, who has made the cut in 16 of the 19 PGA events he has participated this season, including five top 10 finishes. DeLaet has earned just over US$1.5 million in 2013.

DeLaet made headlines last month after he pledged to donate money for every eagle and birdie he made in the final two rounds of the Travelers Championship to flood relief in southern Alberta. The 31-year-old raised $36,000 and finished in third place, the best result of his PGA career.

The 2013 Open Championship will be held at Muirfield Golf Links in Gullane, Scotland from July 18-21.

DeLaet, who tied for 30th at the Greenbrier Classic over the weekend, is currently No. 67 in the world golf rankings and sits 23rd in the FedEx Cup standings.

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