Cromwell, Connecticut: Webb Simpson, the 2012 US Open winner, will not participate in the upcoming British Open due to the birth of his second child.
The 25-year-old American has passed on a chance to become just the seventh golfer to win the US Open and British Open in the same year.
"After winning it's certainly a little bit harder to not go," Simpson told reporters at the Travelers Championship. "But in the grand scheme of life, it's a decision I know I'll always be happy I made."
Simpson's wife Dowd, who was present when he won the US Open on Sunday, is entering her final month of pregnancy with a due date in late July.
Theoretically, Simpson could play both tournaments. The British Open runs from July 19-22 and he could fly from Royal Lytham & St. Annes to the USA to be with his wife. However, Simpson does not want to risk being unable to return quickly in the event of early labour.