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February 3 2012

8:45 PM

Overton withdraws with wrist injury

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Jeff Overton has withdrawn from the Waste Management Phoenix Open with a lingering injury to his left wrist.

Overton had opened with a solid 67 on Thursday. But things headed south early during his second round when he made five bogeys on the front nine to turn in 40.

Overton made another bogey on the 11th hole and his only birdie at No. 17. He hooked his tee shot in the water on the 18th hole and did not finish the round. He walking in with his group and told tournament officials he was withdrawing.

“Tweaked my wrist yesterday on the firm turf,” Overton said in a text to his publicist. “It bothered me the last eight holes yesterday and I hoped it would be better today. Tried to tough it out as long as I could but kept getting sharp shooting pains as I’d start my downswing.”

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