Ebene News – EN – Golf-Sand in the eyes causes Hovland to withdraw from US Open

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Reuters) – Sand in the eye is often only a minor irritation, but for Viktor Hovland on Friday, that was enough to prompt him to withdraw from the US Open and see a doctor

Hovland, a likely member of this year’s European Ryder Cup squad, posted a photo to social media later that revealed a bandage stuck to his eye

Previously, the former US amateur champion from Norway tried to fix the problem at Torrey Pines, but decided it was a bridge too far after nine painful holes

“I hit a bunker hit in my warm-up today and caught sand in my eye,” he wrote

“As a general rule, in the face of such an unfortunate circumstance, the corrective action is to blink your eyes several times to clear the sand

Hovland said he hopes time will be his friend and if he can get through the first few holes without wasting too many shots, the eye problem might resolve itself

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Ebene News – US – Golf-Sand in eye forces Hovland to withdraw from US Open

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