FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) British Open champion Henrik Stenson has withdrawn from The Barclays with pain his right knee.
Stenson, who won the silver medal at the Olympics two weeks ago, opened with a 74 at Bethpage Black and felt enough discomfort in his knee that he thought it best to withdraw. Still to come for the 40-year-old Swede are three additional FedEx Cup playoff events and the Ryder Cup over the next five weeks.
Stenson had surgery on the same knee during the offseason.
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He started the playoffs at No. 14 and likely will fall out of the top 20. The top 30 advance to the finale at the Tour Championship.