SANDWICH, England (AP) — Tim Clark has withdrawn from the British Open, the second straight major he is missing because of an elbow injury.
He will be replaced at Royal St. George’s next week by Anthony Kim.
Clark, who captured The Players Championship last year, first noticed pain in his left elbow upon returning from a runner-up finish in Honolulu at the Sony Open. He tried to play the Masters and missed the cut, then made it through one round as the defending champion at the TPC Sawgrass before calling it quits.
Simon Dyson moves up to first alternate, followed by Thomas Bjorn, who blew the British Open in 2003 at Royal St. George’s when he took three shots to get out of a bunker on the 70th hole and finished one behind.