Woosnam withdraws from Nordic Open


Former world number one IanWoosnam has withdrawn from this week's inaugural Nordic Open dueto the death of his father Harold, the player's managementcompany said on Monday.

The early driving force behind Woosnam's career, Harold, 74,died a week ago on Sunday, said a spokesman for InternationalManagement Group (IMG).

"Ian withdrew from last week's Scandinavian Masters on theMonday that followed, and also pulled out of the Nordic Openthat same day," the spokesman added.

"His father's funeral will take place at Oswestry (his son'sbirthplace in Wales) this Thursday."