The Open Championship 2015: Daniel Brooks's debut a 'dream'

Daniel Brooks
Daniel Brooks won the Madeira Open last year in only his ninth start on the European Tour
144th Open Championship
Venue: St Andrews Dates: 16-19 July
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Daniel Brooks says qualifying for his first major is "a dream" after earning his place at the Open with a seventh-placed finish at the Scottish Open.

He had led going into Sunday, but ended three behind winner Rickie Fowler.

"I've been playing golf for quite a few years and it'll be my first major. To play it at St Andrews is like a dream," said Basildon-born Brooks, 28.

"It's been a great week in a top-class field. To get one of the Open spots available - I'm over the moon."

Tee-off time for Brooks
Brooks will tee off late morning on Thursday, at 11.01 BST, partnered by former European Tour player Gary Boyd and Australian Adam Bland.

His cheque for 117,734 Euros for finishing at the Scottish Open at Gullane was his biggest payday to date, topping the £75,000 he won for winning the weather-wrecked Madeira Open last year.

Brooks, who plays out of Mill Hill Golf Club, has previously attempted to qualify for the Open but has lost out in Final Qualifying.

He had missed 13 cuts in succession before finishing joint 20th in France last week and then his Scottish Open placing, where he finished level with fellow Englishmen Luke Donald and Ross Fisher.

"Over the week, I've played some lovely golf, but I've scrambled like you wouldn't believe over the final two days," he said.

"I kept myself in it, and holed out really well - now I've got an Open spot."