The Open 2018: Eddie Pepperell puts radio punditry on hold with Carnoustie place
|The 147th Open Championship|
|Venue: Carnoustie Championship Course Dates: 19-22 July Coverage: Live across BBC Radio, highlights on BBC TV and online, live text commentaries on BBC website|
Eddie Pepperell will have to wait for his chance to be a golfing pundit after booking himself a place at the Open Championship at Carnoustie.
The 27-year-old, from Oxford, was due to be part of BBC Radio 5 live's on-course coverage as a summariser.
But his second-placed finish at the Scottish Open at Gullane means his broadcasting debut will have to wait.
"I was looking forward to commentating for a couple of days," he said. "But, who knows, maybe I can at the weekend."
Despite leading for much of the final round at Gullane, Pepperell was beaten by South African Brandon Stone's final-round course record of 60.
"I felt like I did a really good job today of trusting my swing," he said. "That's sometimes the hardest thing to do under pressure in golf.
"Bravo to Brandon, I don't know if I could've shot a 10-under round out there today."
Second place not only gave Pepperell a place at Carnoustie but lifted him to 16th on the Race To Dubai standings for this season.