INJURY forced Eddie Pepperell to withdraw from the French Open which started today.

The Qatar Masters champion, from Abingdon, was due to compete at Paris’s Le Golf National course – scene of this year’s Ryder Cup – but pulled out to rest an injured wrist.

Pepperell, who was disqualified from last week’s BMW Masters in Germany after signing an incorrect scorecard, withdrew from US Open qualifying earlier this month for the same reason.