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Thomas Levet’s joyful celebration after winning the French Open has ended up costing him dear.

Thomas Levet’s joyful celebration after winning the French Open has ended up costing him dear.

The Frenchman has confirmed that he will miss the Open champonship due to a fractured shin caused by jumping in the lake at Le Golf National after he won there last week.

Levet, 42, will undergo an operation on Thursday, effectively putting him out of the game for six weeks.

“I am extremely disappointed to miss out on the Open Championship, but my specialist has advised me to have an operation on the fracture tomorrow morning,” said Levet.

“I will have screws and a plate inserted which will ensure that my shin recovers completely.

“I will be off for six weeks, which is very bad timing with so many important tournaments coming up.

“However, the wonderful memory of winning my national Open will definitely keep me going through my recovery!”

Levet’s place now goes to American Robert Garrigus, and Anthony Kim, Simon Dyson and Thomas Bjorn are now the next three reserves.

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