Oosthuizen, Hanson withdraw from Open

Louis Oosthuizen (file photo)

Louis Oosthuizen (file photo)

Louis Oosthuizen managed to play eight holes Thursday at the Open Championship. But that will be all he plays the rest of the week at Muirfield.

Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open champion, withdrew due to a hip injury. He was 4 over when he called it quits on the ninth hole.

The hip injury also forced Oosthuizen to withdraw from the U.S. Open at Merion. He didn't practice Wednesday, instead receiving treatment on his ailing neck – yes, his neck has also been giving him trouble – and there was talk that Oosthuizen might withdraw before his first round playing alongside Tiger Woods and Graeme McDowell.

Check out Alex Miceli's story on Oosthuizen from Wednesday.

Also ending his Open Championship prematurely is Peter Hanson, who withdrew due to a back injury. It's the same injury that forced the Swede to miss almost two months of action at the beginning of the season. He had to withdraw from last week's John Deere Classic.

Hanson had completed five holes in 2 over par before withdrawing. He birdied the par-5 fifth hole in what ended up being his final hole of the championship.

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