Home > Sport > Golf
Friday March 7, 2014 MYT 2:03:38 AM
Friday March 7, 2014 MYT 2:04:41 AM
DORAL, Florida (Reuters) - Australian world number four Jason Day withdrew from the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Thursday with a thumb injury.
Day had an MRI in Miami on Wednesday that was negative but the doctor prescribed rest if he was unable to play.
"My left thumb was bothering me at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the pain continued here this week," Day said in a statement. "My plan is to rest for a couple of weeks."
Day, who clinched the biggest title of his career two weeks ago at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, arrived at Doral as one a favourite to win the $9 million (5 million pounds) WGC-Cadillac.
Partnered with Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy and 2009 Doral winner Phil Mickelson, Day pulled out just prior to teeing off and will now focus on getting fit for the April 10-13 Masters, the year's first major.
(Reporting by Steve Keating in Doral; Editing by Frank Pingue)
Day withdraws from Players with thumb injury
Hard work finally pays off for Day with second PGA Tour win
Day outlasts Dubuisson to win Match Play title
McGinley pulls out of U.S. PGA with shoulder injury
Woods quits Honda Classic with back injury
Stricken Koepka recovers from dodgy burger with 68 in Dubai
Danny wants to end year swinging
Scott labours in wild winds at Australian Masters
Rizal grabs last spot for Maybank Malaysian Open
Refreshed McIlroy ready to take advantage of jaded rivals
Poulter gunning for Stenson again as Dubai climax nears
U.S. Biden voices support for Ukraine, denounces Russia's Putin
Rosberg needs Williams to pick up speed
Agoda’s 48-hour Malaysia accommodation sale – save up to 60%
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)