Streelman withdraws in Australia with eye injury


Kevin Streelman saw his stay in Australia come to an abrupt halt when the 35-year-old was forced to withdraw during the second round of the Australian Open due to an eye injury.

According to an AFP report, Streelman walked off the course in Sydney after just four holes.

"I woke up this morning and something wasn't right in my eye," said Streelman, who carded a 2-under 70 in the opening round. "The doctor advised me it was pretty badly infected, and while I've been trying to use eye drops, I just started getting dizzy so I couldn't go on."

After leaving the course, Streelman went to the Sydney Eye Clinic and later tweeted that he had suffered a "deep scratch on top of cornea," though he was unsure how or when the injury had occured. 

A winner on the PGA Tour for the first time earlier this year in Tampa, Streelman tied for eighth last week at the World Cup at Royal Melbourne, while he and teammate Matt Kuchar finished in second place in the team competition, 10 shots behind the winning duo of Jason Day and Adam Scott.