Sergio Garcia will not participate in the British Open for the first time since 1997. He did not make it through the local final qualifying, which awarded 19 spots from four locations.

Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace, who holds the Open record with a 62, advanced from their qualifier at Royal Cinque Ports. They joined Laurie Canter as the only regular roster players from LIV Golf to qualify.

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Sergio Garcia of Spain looks on during The Open Final Qualifying at The West Lancashire Golf Club on July 04, 2023 in Liverpool, England.
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The British Open starts July 20 at Royal Liverpool.

Garcia, along with two other LIV Golf players, qualified for the U.S. Open last month. Garcia tied for 27th. However, local qualifying was his only route to the British Open. Despite starting well at West Lancashire with a 67, he could only manage a 71 in the afternoon and missed out by three shots.

Sergio Garcia tees off

Sergio Garcia of Spain tees off on the 2nd during The Open Final Qualifying at The West Lancashire Golf Club on July 04, 2023 in Liverpool, England.
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The biggest cheer at West Lancashire was for Matthew Jordan, who earned one of the five spots. Jordan has been a member at Royal Liverpool since he was 7. Also qualifying from West Lancashire was Alex Fitzpatrick, the younger brother of former U.S. open champion Matt Fitzpatrick.

Sergio Garcia plays shot

Sergio Garcia of Spain plays his second shot on the 2nd hole during The Open Final Qualifying at The West Lancashire Golf Club on July 04, 2023 in Liverpool, England.
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Canter led five qualifiers from Royal Porthcawl in Wales. In the qualifier at Dundonald Links north of Troon in Scotland, Graeme Robertson won a playoff to secure the last of four spots.

Among LIV players who failed to qualify were Graeme McDowell, Anirban Lahiri, Jason Kokrak, and Dean Burmester.

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