Jon Curran misses out on British Open tee time, but still marvels...

Jon Curran misses out on British Open tee time, but still marvels at his favorite major

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Jon Curran, pictured at The Memorial, was the first alternate but missed out on a British Open appearance.

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TROON, Scotland — His day began at what felt like was the middle of the night, Jon Curran arriving at Royal Troon at 4:45 a.m. Thursday.
By the time he got onto the golf course it was more than 12 hours later — and even then he was only behind the ropes.

Ah, the life of a first reserve who doesn’t get in.

“I took my chances. That’s what happens,” Curran said after a long, anxious week ended without a spot into his first trip to a British Open. “Honestly, it happened to me, but it happens every week to somebody. It’s the life of the game.”

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