Ian Poulter doubtful for British Open with wrist injury

Ian Poulter of England during the final round of the 2014 Volvo China Open at Genzon Golf Clubat Genzon Golf Club on April 27, 2014
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Ian Poulter is a doubt for the 143rd Open Championship this week after leaving Hoylake on Monday to undergo a scan on a wrist injury suffered at the Scottish Open.

Ian Poulter's participation in this week's Open Championship has been put under threat by a wrist injury.

The Ryder Cup star suffered the problem while missing the cut at the Scottish Open in Aberdeen last Friday.

The 38-year-old played a practice round with English compatriot Lee Westwood on Monday before departing the Hoylake course in Liverpool for a scan to discover the extent of the damage.

Poulter tweeted: "Just off to Leeds to have a MRI scan on the wrist. Jarred it last week on 14th and 18th. Precautionary but has to be done.

He later added: "Just had the MRI. Wait until tomorrow to get the results. No fractures that I do know. Radiologist will let me know. Fingers crossed."

Poulter's best Major finish was as runner-up to Padraig Harrington at the Open Championship in 2008.

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