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Sweden's Stenson pulls out of Barclays with injured knee

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Sweden's Stenson pulls out of Barclays with injured knee
Henrik Stenson at the Olympics this summer. Photo: AP Photo/Alastair Grant
06:59 CEST+02:00
Sweden's British Open champion Henrik Stenson withdrew from The Barclays Championship on Thursday after aggravating a knee injury.

The Swedish star limped out of contention at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale after shooting a three-over-par 74 in the first round.

“My right knee, which required surgery in December 2015, has flared up again,” Stenson said in a statement.

“Regrettably, I need to withdraw this week to allow time for an MRI and see what the next step is.”

The world number four's withdrawal raises a question mark about his fitness as Europe prepares to battle the United States at next month's Ryder Cup.

The 40-year-old arrived in New York having won a silver medal in golf's return to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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