Power an injury doubt for the Open after withdrawing from Scottish Open

Ronan MacNamara

Seamus Power (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Seamus Power’s Open Championship prospects at Royal Liverpool next week are in doubt after he withdrew from the Genesis Scottish Open with a hip injury on Thursday.

Power was two-over through nine holes of his opening round at the Renaissance Club before he retired.

The West Waterford man (36) won the 2022 Bermuda Championship towards the end of the year but is yet to record a top-10 finish in 2023 as his time continues to run out on his European Ryder Cup bid.


Asked about his prognosis or whether he will be fit for The Open, he told the Irish Independent: “Will know more hopefully by tomorrow but not sure as of right now.

“Check in tomorrow and I will have a few more answers.”

Meanwhile in Scotland, Rory McIlroy looks to be moving through the gears ahead of next week’s Hoylake date following a six-under 64 that has him two shots shy of Byeong Hun An at the top of the leaderboard.

Porsche European Open champion Tom McKibbin needs to grab one of the three Open qualifying spots on offer this week and he is three-under through six holes of his opening round while Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry are both one-under after seven and four holes of their opening rounds respectively.

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