Darren Clarke, winner of golf’s British Open last year, will miss the U.S. Open next month because of a groin injury.
Clarke has struggled with the injury for more than a month and doctors have advised him to take a month off. He said he wanted to be 100 percent healthy to defend his British Open title at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in July.
“I haven’t been able to get through the ball properly because of it and I don’t want to take any chances,” he said.
The U.S. Open, hosted this year by the Olympic Club in San Francisco, will run June 14-17.
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