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US Major winner will not go to British Open
Newly crowned U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson is unlikely to go back-to-back and take on the British Open next month, with news that wife, Dowd, is expect to give birth to their second child in July.

Simpson, who outlasted countryman Michael Thompson and Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell to win at The Olympic Club by a stroke, is looking doubtful for the next major in four weeks time at Royal Lytham in Lancashire, England.

"Officially I don't know yet," he said.

"The next eight weeks are going to be up in the air. We're going to see what we can do."

Predictably, the one who has the last word on Simpson's actions was the lady in question, with his wife giving the more probable scenario.

"I don't think he is going to play the British Open just in case I go into labour," she told reporters. "It would make Webb too nervous to hop over the pond and then have to try to get back."

Without Simpson on the course for the British Open, the usual suspects are dominating at the bookmakers with Tiger Woods listed as 10-1 favorite despite not having won a major since 2008.

Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood are both next up at 12-1 and Luke Donald, the World No1 is rated at 20-1.

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