US Open: Richard Sterne withdraws from Merion tournament
South African golfer Richard Sterne has withdrawn from next week's US Open at Merion.
Last Updated: 03/06/13 8:20pm
No reason was given for Sterne's decision to pull out of what would have been his first US Open since missing the cut at Torrey Pines in 2008.
Sterne claimed his sixth European Tour title earlier this year at the Joburg Open and later tied for 25th at the Masters.
His withdrawal means a fourth place will be available at the sectional qualifier at the Century Country Club & Old Oaks Country Club in Purchase, New York.