Updated: 06/07/2014 19:26 | By Press Association

Olesen takes Howell's Open spot



Charles Howell has opted not to play at Hoylake

Charles Howell has opted not to play at Hoylake

American Charles Howell has opted not to take up his place in the Open Championship and will be replaced at Hoylake by Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen.

Howell, whose best Open finish was a share of 28th in 2011, was one of 10 players to get into the field via their world ranking position on Wednesday. No reason was given for his decision.

Fellow American Chris Stroud is now first reserve, followed by England's Ross Fisher and Canada's David Hearn.

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