Golf

Injury will keep Clarke out of US Open

Share This Story

   
 

WALTON HEATH, England (AP)

British Open champion Darren Clarke has withdrawn from next month's U.S. Open in San Francisco because of a groin injury.

BACK ON TOP

Luke Donald becomes No. 1 in the world for the fourth time by winning the BMW PGA Championship.

The 43-year-old Clarke told United States Golf Association officials on Monday that the problem that had bothered him for several weeks is still troubling him.

Clarke hasn't made a cut this year. He says: ''I've not been able to get through the ball properly and I don't want to take any chances.''

Clarke says he wants to make sure he is 100 percent fit for the defense of his British Open title at Royal Lytham on July 19-22 and ''has been advised not to play for a month.''

The U.S. Open is at the Olympic Club from June 14-17.

Tagged: Darren Clarke

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



More Than Sports on MSN

Fox Sports Store