Mark O'Meara pulls out of Masters injured

Last updated 09:35 06/04/2012

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Mark O'Meara, the 1998 Masters champion, withdrew with a rib injury before his first round at Augusta National.

The PGA Tour said O'Meara was forced out when he pulled a muscle. He had played a practice round with good friend Tiger Woods the day before, and then took part in the Par 3 contest.

He has not made the cut at Augusta National since 2005, when he finished tied for 31st. He is a two-time major champion, also winning the British Open in 1998.

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