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Goosen withdraws from SA Open and SA Players Championship

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 16 - Retief Goosen, who withdrew from the South African PGA Championship on Thursday because of an arm injury, has also pulled out of next week's South African Open and the Players Championship a week later.

Goosen, a member of South Africa's double-winning Alfred Dunhill Cup team, withdrawn from this week's event after completing a 73, complaining of the injury he picked up while skiing in Switzerland.

Organisers of the event, the opening tournament of the European Tour, said he has an impact fracture in his left arm.

"I thought I had pulled a ligament in my left arm, but even after treatment the injury was getting worse," Goosen said.

"After an x-ray, the doctor said I must rest my arm for at least two weeks."