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May 4 2012

10:45 PM

Kim to see doctor next week

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

Anthony Kim, who earlier this week withdrew from the Wells Fargo Championship with an injury to his right wrist, will also miss next week’s PLAYERS Championship.

No timeline is set for Kim’s return, but he will see a doctor early next week.

Kim has suffered from a myriad of injuries in recent months, including ones to his elbow and left thumb. He underwent surgery for the latter two years ago and missed three months of the season, costing him a chance to earn a spot on the Ryder Cup team, and has struggled since.

With just over $33,000 in earnings in nine starts, and his two-year exemption for winning the 2010 Shell Houston Open up after this year, Kim is in danger of losing his PGA TOUR card. He could, however, apply for a medical exemption for next year.

“I've tried to play through the injuries, but I know from experience that it will only make matters worse," Kim said in a statement Friday. "I'm going to get it looked at and do what I need to do to get back to full health."

Kim has withdrawn from each of his last three starts, including at the Shell Houston, where he shot an opening-round 79, and the Valero Texas Open the week before after striking a rock while trying to hit out of a bush. He’s also missed the cut four times this year and was disqualified for an incorrect scorecard another time. His best finish this season was a tie for 42nd at The Honda Classic.

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