Sporting Digest: Golf

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The Independent Online
Jack Nicklaus has accepted a special exemption, offered on Monday, to play in the US Open and extend his sequence of successive majors to 145.

This year's Chemapol Czech Open, one of the European Tour's richest tournaments, has been cancelled at the request of the sponsors because of flood-related disasters in the Czech Republic last summer. The pounds 800,000 tournament's slot on the schedule, from 6 to 9 August, could well now go to the German Open at a venue to be decided.