Mark O'Meara to miss Open
LYTHAM, England -- Former champion Mark O'Meara has withdrawn from the British Open next week because of an injury.
The Royal & Ancient did not disclose the nature of the injury in announcing Tuesday that the 54-year-old O'Meara has pulled out.
O'Meara won in 1998 at Royal Birkdale at age 40, making him the oldest player to win two majors in one year. He had won the Masters that April.
O'Meara was not replaced in the field because the Open already is above the 156-man limit.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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2012 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
2012 venue: Royal Lytham & St. Annes
Where: Lytham St. Annes, England
TV coverage: All four rounds on ESPN
Yardage, par: 7,086 yards, par-70
Past champions: Complete list