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February 15 2011

4:48 PM

Clark WDs from Northern Trust

It hasn’t been the healthiest of starts for reigning PLAYERS champion Tim Clark this season.

Clark had to withdraw from the Bob Hope Classic due to blisters on his left foot that developed during the 36-hole finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii in which he shot 66-64 in the final two rounds to finish tied for second.

Clark was scheduled to play in last week’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am but had to withdraw after suffering an elbow injury.

That same injury may have knocked him out of this week’s Northern Trust Open, although no official reason has been given.

Clark is ranked 22nd in the Official World Golf Ranking and is hoping to play in next week’s World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. Perhaps taking this week off will allow him to heal in time for the first round at Dove Mountain a week from Wednesday.

Clark was replaced in the field by Brandt Jobe.

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