Lawrie decides not to contest the US Open

Associated Press  |  Last updated May 02, 2012
Scotland's Paul Lawrie is turning down the opportunity to further cement his Ryder Cup claims by not contesting the U.S. Open. The former British Open champion, ranked No. 43 in the world, is assured of automatically qualifying for the second major of the season - starting June 14 at the Olympic Club in San Francisco - but has cited his poor performances in prior U.S. Opens for sitting out this year's tournament. Lawrie on Wednesday said ''My record in the U.S. Open is not good and I understand that it is a Major but I feel I have more chance of playing well at the BMW International Open the week after.''
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