Golf

Injured Noren drops out of Wales Open

Share This Story

   
 

NEWPORT, Wales (AP)

Defending champion Alexander Noren has withdrawn from the Wales Open with a back injury after shooting a 10-over 81 in the first round.

The 29-year-old Noren had six bogeys, a double-bogey and a quadruple-bogey at Celtic Manor on Thursday.

Gusty conditions and tough pin positions have affected scoring, with clubhouse leader Lee Slattery on 4 under.

Noren qualified at Walton Heath on Monday for the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club from June 11 to 17. It it not clear whether the injury will rule him out.

Gary Boyd of England has also withdrawn after complaining of dizziness after his round of 87.

Tagged: Alexander Noren

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



GOLF Videos

Tiger: 'Played a lot better than the score indicates' Posted: Jun 26, 2014
Tiger Woods says he was pain free in his first competitive round since back surg...

Tiger healthy, ready to compete Posted: Jun 24, 2014
Tiger Woods talks about his return to competitive golf at the Quicken Loans Nati...

Wie on first major win, wild celebration Posted: Jun 24, 2014
Fresh off her win at the U.S. Open, Michelle Wie visits with America's Pregame.

Fox Sports Store