Augusta, GA (Sports Network) - Gary Woodland withdrew from the Masters on
Saturday because of a left wrist injury that hampered him during his third
He carded a 13-over 85 and dropped out of contention, sitting at plus-12 for
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."
The Sports Network