presented Nick Faldo with a worrying injury headache with less than a month to go before the Ryder Cup. The 6ft 5in Swedish powerhouse is expected to be a lynchpin in the European team at Valhalla after a series of top ten finishes at this years majors. But a neck injury has now forced him to miss a series of tournaments in the 香港塞马会排位表 run-up to the Ryder Cup. And he only plans to start playing golf again in the Mercedes Championship in Cologne the week before Faldos team flies to America. Last night Karlssons manager Johan Elliot confirmed the problem saying: Robert has a neck strain and his physio has told him not to risk further damage by playing. At the moment we hope it is not serious, but he has decide
d not to play the Omega Masters in Switzerland as a precaution. But if all goes well he will play the Mercedes-Benz Championship the week before the Ryder Cup. Meanwhile, if Karlssons situation tempts Faldo to look to experience when handing out his wild cards next weekend it could be a bonus
for Darren Clarke. The Ulsterman was in brilliant form at the Dutch Open shooting a four-under-par 66 to open up a three-shot lead as he searches for his second tour victory of the year. But for another cup hopefu
l it was a third round full
frustration at Zandvoort on the North Holland coast. Justin Rose gave up the potential to win millions in the Fedex Cup in America a bid to sign off his Ryder Cup place tonight. But a 71 left him five shots behind Clark
e and unlikely to pick up the 50,000 cheque he needs to make sure he cannot be caught in the qualifying tables.