Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Hoey out of Open

Michael Hoey pulled out of the Open Championship with an injured foot

Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey was forced to pull out of the 143rd Open Championship after just seven holes of his second round on Friday.

The 35-year-old was six over when he had to withdraw because of a problem with his foot.

It is understood Hoey has had callouses on his feet for a while and that is what caused the issue on Friday.

"Massively disappointed to have retired from @The_Open during today's round. Massive gouge out of my foot & can't walk," Hoey tweeted after pulling out.

Hoey does not yet know whether he will be fit enough to defend his Russian Open title next week.

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