Scottish golfer Rory Knox will play in the Open championship next week, following the withdrawal of defending champion Rory McIlroy.
Knox, who is ranked 77th in the world, has admitted that it is not an ideal way of qualifying for a Major championship, but he is excited to be competing at St Andrews.
He told BBC Sport: "My wife sent me a text out on the course saying that Rory had withdrawn. Nobody wants to gain because another player is injured, so it is a horrible way to sneak in but I am very happy."
Knox has previously played in two Major championships.