May 4 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Anthony Kim, who won his first PGA TOUR event at the Wells Fargo Championship in 2008, has withdrawn from this year’s renewal with a nagging wrist injury.
Kim who shot 74 in the first round and did not tee off in the second, has been experiencing pain in his right wrist and elbow, as well as his left thumb, which required surgery two years ago this week.
Kim, who said he was grateful for the support of the tournament and the fans, plans to assess the situation before deciding whether he will be able to compete in THE PLAYERS Championship next week. UPDATE: The final field has been released and Kim is not competing in THE PLAYERS.
“I couldn’t be more disappointed to have to withdraw from this event,” Kim said in a statement. “… I’ve tried to play through the injuries but I know from experience that it will only make matters worse. I’m going to get it looked at and do what I need to do to get back to full health.”