BBC Sport golf


Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 08:31 GMT, Monday, 23 June 2008 09:31 UK

Donald pulls out of French Open

Luke Donald
Luke Donald withdrew on the final day at Torrey Pines

Englishman Luke Donald has pulled out of this week's French Open.

The world number 18 suffered a wrist injury at the US Open and withdrew midway through his fourth round.

Donald pulled out of last week's BMW International Open in Munich along with fellow Englishman Ian Poulter, who also suffered a wrist injury in America.

Poulter, however, is still on the entry list for the tournament in Paris but Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal has withdrawn.

Olazabal, who has been suffering from fatigue, has not played since missing the cut at the PGA Championship at Wentworth a month ago.

The 42-year-old returned in March after seven months out battling rheumatism but in six events since he has suffered low energy levels.

Olazabal's manager Sergio Gomez said: "I've told him he should stop playing until he has regained his strength."

Olazabal, who is Nick Faldo's assistant for September's Ryder Cup, is set to return to action in the Open Championship qualifier at Sunningdale on 30 June.

But since that is 36 holes in one day, there must be a huge doubt whether the two-time Masters champion will be able to play.

He missed the Open last year because of a knee injury and in May at Wentworth he conceded: "I am not myself and I don't know what to do.

"I am trying my best but my brain is not there. My brain is fried."

Gomez added: "He has had every kind of test under the sun.

"Two doctors want him to stop the medication he's on, one wants him to continue. He can't carry on like this."

see also

related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.