Well, a John, anyway. John Singleton, a 30 year old factory worker, has qualified to play in the British Open.
“I’m overwhelmed by it all,” Singleton told the Liverpool Echo newspaper. “It’s a great achievement. I never thought that I would play in The Open. It’s not sunk in that I’m going to play in The Open in Hoylake. At a local course to me. I can’t believe it.”
Singleton now just has to get the time off work. He is employed at a resin factory in Birkenhead, not far from Royal Liverpool.
“I’m just a production person on a shop floor. I start at 8 a.m. and finish at 4:30 p.m. I make batches of thick resin and I made five batches of it last week. It’s three and a half tons per batch. It’s a resin that goes over wires and it’s used for waterproofing. I was just lucky to get the job. I’ve worked there for over a year.
“I will find out if I can have two weeks off work so that I can play in The Open. I hope I’m given it."