Elk pulling out of US Open

Sweet swinging Steve Elkington is doubtful for the US Open starting tomorrow...

Wed, 14 Jun 2000

Elk pulling out of US Open

Sweet swinging Steve Elkington is a doubtful starter for the U.S. Open this week.

'Elk' phoned the tournament office yesterday to say he was having trouble with the sinus problem that prompted him to pull out of last week's Buick Classic after two rounds.

Elkington, winner of the 1995 USPGA Championship at Riviera was looking to peak this week in search of a much deserved second Major Championship, but it seems that the man plagued with illness will watch from the comfort of his home.

"He called in with some concern about his sinus problem and he said he would check back in the morning," said the US Golf Association's media director, Craig Smith. "He's the only player who hasn't registered."

The finest swinger of a golf club today has suffered with his sinus problems throughout his distinguished career, he has an allergy problem to just about anything, in fact, he is even allergic to grass! And once said that he has "the worst job in the world for someone who is allergic to grass".

And he has also has suffered other serious health problems, including three bouts of viral meningitis.