French Open champion Thomas Levet was a major doubt Tuesday to tee off at this month’s British Open after fracturing his shin as he splashed out in celebration of the win in Paris.
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The Frenchman suffered the minor break when he hurled himself into the lake at Le Golf National, minutes after holing out to a home victory at the tournament near Versailles on Sunday.
The injury forced the 42-year-old to pull out of this week’s Scottish Open and face a nervous wait ahead of the trip to Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, southeastern England, for the start of the British Open on July 14.
Levet was fitted with a cast on his leg and will receive "intensive treatment" to the fracture before consulting with a specialist, his management company IMG confirmed in a statement.
"He will, of course, be doing everything he can to tee up at The Open," the statement added.