Woodland withdraws from the Masters

5:37 PM, Apr 7, 2012   |    comments
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Augusta, GA (Sports Network) - Gary Woodland withdrew from the Masters on Saturday because of a left wrist injury that hampered him during his third round.

He carded a 13-over 85 and dropped out of contention, sitting at plus-12 for the tournament.

Woodland said he felt some pain in the wrist Saturday morning and took anti- inflammatory medicine to manage the injury. But he added that the pain got worse as his round went on.

"I made a swing on eight and shot the pain up in the rest of the arm, all the way down the hand," Woodland said. "Should have stopped, trainers wanted me to stop, caddie was begging me to stop. I worked too hard to get here. I wanted to at least finish today and we'll take it from there."

The 27-year-old American said he had felt some pain in the wrist earlier this year, and had thought about getting a Cortisone shot. However, Woodland added that the injury got better with time and didn't cause any problems within the last few weeks.

But the pain returned Saturday, derailing what had been a promising performance. He fired a 70 on Friday to reach one-under and get within four strokes of first.

"I felt like I was right in the heart of the golf tournament," Woodland said. "I thought I had a pretty good chance. And for this to happen, I'm pretty upset right now."

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