Sport Stenson withdraws from Scottish Open, hopes to play in Open Championship

19:29  09 july  2018
19:29  09 july  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Lefty played bogey-free for a 65 and posted a score (267) that would have won all but two Open Championships over more than a century. Golf's top four players have withdrawn from the Olympics, but the Rio Games will have at least two of this year's major champions -- Stenson and

The 2018 Open Championship will be the 147th Open Championship , held 19–22 July 2018 at Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland .

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Only a week away from the third major on the PGA calendar, one of the best players on Tour is dealing with injury issues, as Henrik Stenson withdrew from the Scottish Open on Monday with elbow problems.

Stenson is in the midst of yet another solid season - he's posted two top-10 finishes at both of this year's major tournaments (fifth place at The Masters, and tied for sixth at the U.S. Open). But, due to the nagging elbow issue, the 17th-ranked player in the world is in jeopardy of missing out on another crack at a major title this year.

Stenson won the 2016 Open Championship at Royal Troon. This year's event will be hosted at Carnoustie Golf Links.

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The Latest: No wind, good scoring early in British Open .
The Latest on the British Open (all times local):11:20 a.m.Carnoustie is still waiting on the one element that defines a strong test at the British Open: the wind.The third round began with little more than a mild breeze, and several players were taking advantage. Masters champion Patrick Reed ran off three straight birdies starting at No. 5 and has made the turn at 3 under. That makes Reed even par for the championship, six shots behind.Justin Rose, who made a birdie on the 18th hole Friday to make the cut, was 2 under through 8 holes.It wasn't easy on everyone. Former champion Henrik Stenson hit into a dry burn on the fourth hole.

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