Long-hitting Spaniard Alvaro Quiros has pulled out of this week's Seve Trophy because of a wrist injury, organisers said on Monday.
World number two Lee Westwood said his game had reached a plateau this year but shrugged off any disappointment at again failing to break his major duck.
American J.B. Holmes had successful brain surgery last week and plans to return to the PGA Tour next year, his manager said on Tuesday.
Exciting American talent Patrick Cantlay will receive the 2011 Mark H. McCormack Medal in honour of his status as the world's number one amateur, the Royal & Ancient said on Monday.
Tiger Woods said on Monday that he would play in the PGA Tour's Frys.com Open in October to justify his early selection by United States captain Fred Couples for the Presidents Cup.