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Thomas Levet to miss The Open

As well as Tiger Woods announcing that he's not going to be taking part in The Open because of injury, there's another, altogether more amusing case of the same thing Namely Thomas Levet, who on celebrating his winning the French Open, jumped in a lake at The Albatros Course and fractured his shin. What a dope.

His place at the tournament is being taken by American Robert Garrigus, and makes Anthony Kim, Simon Dyson and Thomas Bjorn the new reserves on the list for the biggest championship in golf.

'I am extremely disappointed to miss out on The Open Championship, but my specialist has advised me to have an operation on the fracture tomorrow morning,' said Levet. 'I will have screws and a plate inserted which will ensure that my shin recovers completely.

'I will be off for six weeks, which is very bad timing with so many important tournaments coming up. However, the wonderful memory of winning my national Open will definitely keep me going through my recovery!'

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