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Retief Goosen out of PGA Championship at Wentworth

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Retief Goosen
Goosen's last win came at the Florida Transitions Championship in 2009

South Africa's Retief Goosen will miss the PGA Championship which begins at Wentworth on Thursday after failing to recover from a broken toe.

The 41-year-old, who suffered the injury playing with his children, has not played since the Masters in April.

Ongoing problems with rheumatism will keep Jose Maria Olazabal out of the European Tour's flagship event, which Michael Campbell will also skip.

Ian Poulter is having treatment for a neck strain but should be fit to play.

Poulter, playing in the event for the first time since 2007 following changes to the course, has been suffering on and off the course for more than two months.

The world number six was forced to take time off recently after hurting his knee playing basketball.

"A physio came and cricked it last night and that's given Ian full movement, but he'll keep having it massaged," said Poulter's manager Paul Dunkley.

"He was able to hit balls this morning and I don't think there's any doubt about him playing on Thursday."

Olazabal, who won the Masters title in 1994 and 1999, played in a pro-am event ahead of the Majorca Open earlier in May, but does not feel fit enough to compete over four successive days.

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New Zealander Campbell, US Open champion in 2005, is taking an extended break from the game after posting rounds of 83 and 81 and finishing joint last in the Masters last time out.

Sergio Garcia is the only leading European certain to miss the event, although Goosen's compatriot Richard Sterne, India's Jeev Milkha Singh and American Shaun Micheel are also not making the trip.

England's Robert Coles, meanwhile, has been called into the field after South African Keith Horne could not arrange a visa in time.

Italy's Matteo Manassero will make his second professional start after finishing 29th at the Italian Open on 9 May.

Playing as an amateur, 17-year-old Manassero finished 13th in last year's Open and 36th in this year's Masters.



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