March 10 2011
DORAL, Fla. – Tim Clark and Ben Crane withdrew from the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship on Thursday prior to the start of competition.
Clark has been battling tendinitis in his right elbow and has not played since he tied for second at the Sony Open in Hawaii seven weeks ago. Crane pulled a muscle in his ribcage during his third round loss at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship two weeks ago.
Neither Clark, who is the reigning PLAYERS champion, nor Crane will be replaced in the field, which now consists of 67 players. The charities of their choice will receive last-place money.
In addition, Mike Weir has withdrawn after nine holes at the Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com after injuring his wrist during the round. He shot 41 on the front side.
Boo Weekley also made an early exit after 12 holes in Puerto Rico, citing a hand injury. Weekley started on the front and didn’t made a par – posting six bogeys and three birdies. He made two pars and a double bogey on the back before withdrawing.