AKRON, Ohio -- England's Lee Westwood withdrew from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational here Friday afternoon, and also indicated that he has withdrawn from next week's PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
Westwood injured a calf muscle the week after the British Open and apparently aggravated the problem at Firestone. He played the first two rounds with Tiger Woods and shot 71-76 before his withddrawal was announced.
"I will be out for as long as it takes to get better," he said in a statement. "I am just hoping that it will be in time for me to play in the Ryder Cup."
The Ryder Cup will be played Oct. 1-3 in Wales.