US Open - Oosthuizen withdraws from US Open with hip injury

Former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has pulled out of the US Open, citing a strained hip flexor.

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Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa lines up a putt on the 17th green during Round One of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club (AFP)

The 30-year-old South African, who clinched his only Major title at the 2010 Open, opened with a five-over-par 75 at the Merion Golf Club then withdrew before the start of his second round.

Oosthuizen, whose wife Nel-Mare is expecting their third child, recorded his best US Open finish at Congressional in 2011 when he tied for ninth.

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