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Bjorn pulls out of PGA Championship with back injury

Reuters Last Updated at 08 Aug 2018, 21:08 IST United States

European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn has pulled out of the U.S. PGA Championship due to a back injury, the PGA of America said on Wednesday.

The 47-year-old Dane's spot in the field will be taken American Kevin Streelman.

"Unfortunately having to WD from PGA Championship due to the reoccurrence of my old back not holding up!!," Bjorn said on Twitter.

"Thank you to PGA for having me this week and good luck everyone playing this week."

Bjorn also confirmed that he will remain at Bellerive Country Club to watch the year's final major starting on Thursday as he prepares to make his four captain's picks for the Ryder Cup to played next month in Paris.

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