Immelman out of PGA

WRIST INJURY: SA's Trevor Immelman. Pic: Sydney Seshibedi. 01/12/2009. © The Times.
WRIST INJURY: SA's Trevor Immelman. Pic: Sydney Seshibedi. 01/12/2009. © The Times.

CHASKA - South Africa's Trevor Immelman, the 2008 Masters champion, withdrew from the PGA Championship on Tuesday, citing a wrist injury.

Immelman's best finishes this season have been a share of 19th at Tampa and a share of 20th in attempting to defend his Masters crown at Augusta National Golf Club. He has not made a cut in three months.

Immelman missed the cut at last year's PGA Championship after sharing sixth in the 2007 championship, his best major showing outside of Augusta.

Replacing him in a field that began with 99 of the world's 100 top players will be Bob Estes. - AFP

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