August 4, 2018 / 11:13 PM / in 9 months

Golf - Englishman Westwood out of PGA Championship with injury

FILE PHOTO: Golf - The 147th Open Championship - Carnoustie, Britain - July 19, 2018 England's Lee Westwood in action during the first round REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

(Reuters) - Lee Westwood has withdrawn from next week’s PGA Championship due to an unspecified injury, the PGA of America announced on Saturday.

No details of the injury were given.

The Englishman has been replaced in the 156-man field by American Jason Kokrak.

Westwood, 45, is perhaps the best player of his generation never to win a major title.

Three times he has finished runner-up and has six other third placings.

The PGA Championship, the final major of the season, starts at Bellerive in St. Louis on Thursday.

Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Ian Ransom

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