At 19-under-par 67-66-68-68=269, Brendan Jones recorded a three-stroke victory at Mizuno Open on the Japan Golf Tour and one of four exemptions into The Open Championship that were at stake to those not already eligible.
Brendan Jones, who competes mainly in Japan, has made the trip to South Carolina for the PGA Championship.
Brendan Jones completed 36 holes of the sectional qualifier at Lake Hamamatsu Country Club in Shizuoka, Japan in 10-under-par 66-68=134, earning medalist honors and an exemption into next month's U.S. Open.
Within 30 minutes of learning that Brendan Jones was to replace Tiger Woods at next week's British Open, it was reported that the Aussie will not compete due to the imminent birth of his first child.
Brendan Jones has gained entry into next week's British Open.