Open Championship 2015: Greg Owen excited by St Andrews return

British golfer Greg Owen says that he is "thrilled" to be playing in the 2015 Open Championship in Scotland.

The 43-year-old earned his spot at St Andrews by tying for sixth at the Greenbrier Classic earlier this month.

Owen, who is originally from Mansfield but now lives in the United States, told BBC Sport that he did not expect to be compete at another Open after his last appearance came in 2012.

"I was never sure whether would actually be back here or to play St Andrews, so it's a great thrill," he said. "A month ago I never thought I'd be doing this."