“Damaged intercostal muscles (that run between the ribs and help form and move the chest wall)” threaten to ground Jeev Milkha Singh's campaign at the US Open next week.
Stating this in his blog, the world No. 34 wrote: “I seem to have damaged them during the final day of the European Open (May 28-31 in Kent). Must have been some shot I hit from the rough. It started paining the day after the tournament, but a couple of painkillers made it possible for me to play the first three days.
“On the final day, however, the pain was unbearable and I somehow managed to go around the 18 holes.
“This really puts a spanner in my plans. I was looking forward to playing the US Open at Bethpage State Park, the venue where I played my first Major — the 2002 US Open. I was hoping to put in a couple of practice rounds before the actual week started, but that looks extremely doubtful now. As things stand, I am having an MRI scan done in the States and depending on the results and the doctor's advice, I will take a decision whether to play the tournament on Saturday. Hopefully, everything will be all right by then,” he said.
Nick Faldo knighted
London: Nick Faldo, the most successful British golfer of the modern era, received a knighthood in the Queen's birthday honours list. Former world number one Faldo, 51, won six Majors, including three Opens, and was captain of the European Ryder Cup team last year. “I am more than a little bit humbled and delighted to have been afforded this great honour,” Faldo said. Reuters