Clarke a doubt for The Open after withdrawing at Dundonald
Past champion Darren Clarke could be a doubt for next week’s Open at Birkdale after pulling out of the Scottish Open on Friday because of a knee injury.
The Northern Irishman was in last place following the first round at Dundonald in Ayrshire after three closing double bogeys saw him card an eight-over 80.
The 2011 Open champion, 48, has missed the cut in all eight of his European Tour events this season.
Clarke, now ranked 1016 in the world, last made a cut at the 2016 Open.
The 2016 European Ryder Cup captain plans to continue his career on the seniors tour when he turns 50 in August of next year.