Louis Oosthuizen will miss next month’s PGA Championship to recover from injuries that forced his withdrawal from the British Open.
Oosthuizen pulled out of the season’s third golf major 12 days ago at Muirfield in Scotland because of long-standing injuries to his neck, back and hip. He’ll be out two months for a period of rest, rehabilitation and strengthening.
“It is obviously very disappointing to miss out on playing in such prestigious tournaments,” the South African, who’ll also sit out this week’s World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio, said in a statement. “But these are injuries that I have been managing for most of the season. It is important that I now give myself the proper time to recover.”
The PGA Championship will be played Aug. 8-11 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open winner, is expected to return at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland in late September.