Palmer Withdraws from Senior Open

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USGAHUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Arnold Palmer withdrew from next week's U.S. Senior Open because his game is not up to his standards, the second time this year he has pulled out of a senior major.
 
'In my judgment, my golf right now is far below the level that I would feel comfortable with as a bona fide contestant,' Palmer said in a statement Friday. 'I hope that the fans who have given me such wonderful support over the years will understand and accept this decision.'
 
Palmer had played 25 straight times in the U.S. Senior Open, winning in 1981 at Oakland Hills. He has not played a tournament since last October on the Champions Tour, and his last competitive golf came at the Champions Skins Game in February.
 
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