Hanson withdraws from French Vivendi Cup


European TourCHAMBOURCY, France – Ryder Cup rookie Peter Hanson of Sweden has withdrawn from the French Vivendi Cup due to an illness just over a week before he is due to tee off for the European team.

The 32-year-old advised officials Thursday he is struggling with a head cold, chest infection and fever.

Hanson will return home from France, but hopes to recover before heading to the Celtic Manor course in Wales on Monday for the Oct. 1-3 Ryder Cup.

His place in the $1.67 million Vivendi Cup has been taken by Frenchman Damien Perrier.