LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The number of withdrawals from the upcoming PGA Championship increased by one Thursday with Paul Lawrie being the latest player to beg out.
Lawrie, who won the British Open in 1999, cited a persistent neck injury that caused headaches. He made the announcement in a statement on his Web site.
"Having consulted my doctor, I have been advised to withdraw from next weeks USPGA Championship," Lawrie said. "I have a neck problem that is causing headaches and I have been feeling very tired over the past few weeks. While tests do not suggest that anything serious is wrong, I've been advised to rest for at least another week."
Lawrie, 34, has played in four PGA championships in his career. He is the latest marquee name to withdraw.