Levet breaks shin after French Open victory leap
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
INVERNESS, Scotland — Thomas Levet could miss next week's British Open after breaking his shin jumping into a lake to celebrate his victory at the French Open.
The former Ryder Cup player has a cast on his leg as a result of his exuberant celebration at the 18th hole at Le Golf National on Sunday, ruling him out of the Scottish Open starting at Castle Stuart on Thursday.
The 42-year-old Levet's management company, IMG, says he is receiving "intense treatment to the fracture" and will consult with a specialist this week in a bid to make the Open.
Levet leaped into a lake after beating England's Mark Foster and Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen by a shot, ending his 25-year wait to win his home championship.
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