Immelman, Hart withdraw from Open
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Two more players have withdrawn from the U.S. Open with injuries.
Trevor Immelman announced Sunday he will not play in the tournament because of tendinitis in his left wrist and elbow. Immelman, the 2008 Masters champion who also withdrew from last week’s Memorial Tournament because of the injury, will be replaced by Clinton Jensen of Jupiter, Fla.
Jensen lost in a playoff at the sectional qualifier at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Fla., when Gary Woodland carded a birdie on the first hole.
Dudley Hart also announced his withdrawal this weekend, citing a back injury Saturday. Scott Lewis of Henderson, Nev., will play in Hart’s place. Lewis lost a 4-for-3 playoff at the Sectional Qualifier at Saticoy Country Club in Somis, Calif. He is a rising junior at UC Santa Barbara.
Robert Karlsson was the first to withdraw from the U.S. Open Friday because of an eye infection that left him with no depth perception in his left eye. Andrew Svoboda will play in Karlsson’s spot, making this the second consecutive year he has entered the U.S. Open as an alternate.
The next alternate to enter the tournament, if an exempt player withdraws, will be John Senden.