Injured Goosen out of British Open

BY foxsports • July 15, 2011

Retief Goosen has withdrawn from the British Open after injuring his back.

The two-time US Open champion from South Africa shot a 6-over 76 in the first round at Royal St. George's but pulled out of the tournament before beginning his second round, scheduled to start at 2:32 p.m. (1332 GMT) on Friday.

Goosen, 21st-ranked in the world, finished sixth at last year's British Open at St. Andrews and has had two fifth-place showings.