Trevor Immelman, who has been out of action since withdrawing from the Memorial Tournament a month ago with a wrist injury, is out of next week's Open at Turnberry.
However, the former Masters champion hopes to return to play the following week at the RBC Canadian Open.
“The Open Championship has always been one of my two favourite tournaments and it has been a thrill for me to compete in the tournament since my first time there in 2002,” said Immelman.
“My wrist injury has been responding well to treatment, but at this point, it just isn’t far enough along to allow me to be ready for the Open.
"As disappointing as it will be to not be there, I have to continue doing what’s right for my long-term health. I’m looking forward to continuing with the rehabilitation and getting back to doing what I love, playing golf.”
Immelman withdrew from the Memorial after experiencing discomfort in his left wrist for a number of months. The injury was diagnosed as severe tendinitis with tears in the cartilage.