Sergio Garcia pulls out of BMW PGA Championship with knee injury

Sergio Garcia of Spain looks on as he competes in the final round of the Qatar Masters at the Doha Golf Club on January 25, 2014
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Sergia Garcia pulls out of the BMW PGA Championship during the first round due to a knee injury.

World number seven Sergio Garcia has been forced to pull out of the BMW PGA Championship on day one of the tournament due to a knee injury.

The first day's play at Wentworth has been suspended twice due to rain, but Garcia opted to end his campaign altogether after carding an opening one-over 73.

The 34-year-old was among the favourites heading into the tournament after clinching two titles and three top-three finishes in the last seven months.

"I've felt better from resting [my knee] on Monday and Tuesday, but I guess from walking on it - going up and down hills today, its been pinching," Sky Sports News quotes Garcia as saying.

"With the US Open coming up, I don't want it to get worse. I'm sure I'll have to get some anti-inflammatories."

Thomas Bjorn currently leads the way after scoring eight birdies and an eagle to equal the course record.

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