Robert Karlsson pulls out of the British Open for an odd reason

Jonathan Wall

Just last week, U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson officially withdrew from the British Open. His reason for pulling out of the tournament? He wanted to stay at home with his wife for the birth of their second child. Legitimate excuse, right?

On Wednesday, Robert Karlsson joined Simpson, pulling out right before the first round. Now, this is the part in the story where we tell you the Swede -- who finished T-8 at the 2008 British Open -- pulled a hamstring or tweaked his back. You know, a legitimate excuse.

So what was Karlsson's reason for pulling out of major championship? Why don't we let this tweet tell the story.

Basically, Karlsson pulled out of the British Open because his game was a mess. He'll likely get ripped for withdrawing -- if you take a look below his initial tweet, you'll see a couple guys left snarky comments -- but give him credit for pulling out now before he posted a big number in the first round. Hopefully his decision gets Michael Thompson in the field.

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