Because he had qualified at Congressional, Elkington was replaced by Jimmy Green, the first alternate from that international qualifying site.
Elkington, 41, withdrew from the British Open last year with a shoulder injury after opening with an 86, his highest score ever in a major championship. He lost in a four-man playoff the year before at Muirfield.
Elkington has 12 victories worldwide, including the 1995 PGA Championship at Riviera.
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