This year proved to be lucky for Luke as Luke Donald was called in to replace Jaco van Zyl who withdrew from the Open Championships.
Luke obtained the number one title in the world of golf in 2011 when the tournament had been held in May. His chance to qualify in the Opens this year came about in the Scottish Open. Being an Englishman and 38 years of age, he had been kept as a reserve to participate in the Open. As Van Zyl chose to rest before he competes in the Rio Olympics Luke got his chance.