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The U.S. Open
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In an effort to be ready for the U.S. Open, Sergio Garcia has withdrawn from the BMW PGA Championship because of an injured left knee.
Garcia shot a 1-over 73 on the West Course at Wentworth on Thursday and then advised officials he was unable to continue. The seventh-ranked Spaniard first felt pain in his knee during the final round of last week's Spanish Open.
The USGA has tweaked the criteria for U.S. Open exemptions over the years without giving up two important objectives. It wants the most deserving players to be at the U.S. Open, and it wants to remain the most democratic of all majors.
The USGA has confirmed that former U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell has withdrawn from this year's championship.
The primary merchandise tent for the U.S. Women's Open will be about triple the size of any merchandise pavilion in the 68-year history of the event. It also will be 28 percent smaller than the pavilion a week earlier for the men's U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2.
Tiger Woods is hosting another tournament, this one for recreational golfers on courses that include Merion and Congressional, and a gem north of Boston that a century ago was reputed to be the toughest U.S. Open course.
In less than two months, the fabled North Carolina course will host the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open in consecutive weeks.
Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. opens.
Bubba Watson decided to keep his post-Masters victory more low key this year. Instead of going to New York for a media tour, he headed home to Orlando, Fla., and kept plans for a five-day vacation with his wife.