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Pettersen plans to see hip specialist

Suzann Pettersen’s ailing hip isn’t getting better but her swing’s holding up just fine.

Pettersen, who is battling tendinitis and feared at the Evian Masters last week that she had torn something, is tied for fifth and five shots off the lead halfway through the Ricoh Women’s British Open.

In a post-round media gathering Friday at Royal Birkdale, she told reporters she intended to see a specialist in London on Monday. The hip’s been bothering her off and on for several months.

“It's not great, it’s not terrible, I can still play,” Pettersen said. “But I'm playing in pain, and you can deal with pain as long as you know it's not going to make it worse. I play this week, next week and then I have a week off.”

Pettersen thinks she just needs a long rest.