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Singh skips Open qualifier; majors streak in jeopardy

- Associated Press - Monday, June 6, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio Vijay Singh has failed to show up for his tee time in a U.S. Open qualifier. It's likely his streak of playing in every major championship for the last 17 years is about to end.

Singh shot a 7-under 65 in the final round of the Memorial on Sunday, then told reporters he would not try to qualify Monday. His only other chance would be to win or finish second in the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn., this week, although it was not certain that the three-time major champion would even play that tournament.

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Singh has played the past 67 majors, the longest active streak in golf. A year ago, he was given a special exemption to the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, but USGA executive director Mike Davis has said no special exemptions were likely to be awarded this year.

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