Pettersen out of first major

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World number two Suzann Pettersen will miss the first major of the 2014 season due to injury.

The 32-year-old Norwegian has pulled out of this week’s Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in California because of an aggravated disk in her back,

“It’s so unfortunate that I can’t compete this week,” Pettersen said in a statement. “I dearly love this event and would do anything to play. At this point, I just need to be smart and not make a bad situation worse.”

The two-time major winner is still looking for her first Kraft Nabisco title having finished runner up in 2007, 2008 and 2010.

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