Norman withdraws from British Open
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Greg Norman has decided against going to St. Andrews this year, pulling out of the British Open and the Wednesday exhibition of former champions on the Old Course.
He was replaced in the 156-man field Friday by Jason Day of Australia.
Norman is a two-time British Open champion who nearly won a third claret jug two years ago at Royal Birkdale when he took a two-shot lead into the final round. He closed with a 77 and tied for third.
Day becomes the fifth alternate to get into the British Open, which starts Thursday.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
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2010 champion: Louis Oosthuizen
Course: St. Andrews, Old Course
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