Donald replaces Van Zyl for The Open

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Luke Donald will play the 2016 Open Championship after Jaco van Zyl withdrew from the field.

Former world number one Donald qualified for last month's U.S. Open through a six-man play-off but missed the cut at Oakmont.

Donald's best performance at The Open saw him finish tied-fifth in 2009 and 2012.

The Englishman missed the cut the last time the competition was held at Royal Troon in 2004.