Muscle injury forces out Singh
TURNBERRY, Scotland -- India's Jeev Milkha Singh withdrew from the British Open on Tuesday because of a lingering muscle injury.
The 37-year-old, who had rated himself only 70 percent fit earlier this week, will be replaced in the field at Turnberry this week by Australian John Senden.
A three-time winner on the European Tour, Singh has been suffering from a torn muscle in his side since the European Open two months ago.
He had considered withdrawing from last month's U.S. Open at Bethpage Black but decided to play before missing the cut.
Singh also missed the cut in last week's Scottish Open at Loch Lomond.
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When: Thursday-Sunday, July 16-19
Where: Turnberry's Ailsa Course, Scotland
Yardage/Par: 7,204 yards; par 70
2009 champion: Stewart Cink