Paul McGinley has announced his withdrawal from the USPGA Championship due to a lingering shoulder problem

Paul McGinley has announced his withdrawal from the USPGA Championship due to a lingering shoulder problem.

The 2014 European Ryder Cup captain, who also pulled out of Alstom Open de France at the beginning of July, had a scan during the Scottish Open the following week.

“The scan showed that I really needed to rest my shoulder for a couple of months if I want to address the injury properly, and so, because of that, i have regrettably had to withdraw from the USPGA Championship,” said McGinley.

“It’s a pity because I would have loved to have teed up at Valhalla but I assessed the situation over the past couple of weeks during my family holiday and I think this is the sensible decision.

“It’s not just during the week of the tournament itself that is the problem, it is the fact that the injury also hampers my normal preparation for events and you do not want to be going into any tournament – far less a major championship – not properly prepared.”

McGinley has not won a professional tournament since 2005, but his best result in a major came at the 2004 USPGA.

In fact, his only two major championship top 10s have come in the PGA Championship, in 2001 and 2004.

This season, McGinley has made three of nine cuts on the European Tour and currently sits in 175th position on the Race to Dubai.

The 2014 USPGA Championship takes place at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky from August 7-10.