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  • Day withdraws from WGC-Cadillac with injured thumb

  • Two weeks ago, Day won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. (Lyons/Getty Images) Two weeks ago, Day won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. (Lyons/Getty Images)

DORAL, Fla. -- Jason Day withdrew from the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship prior to his round Thursday, citing an injured left thumb.

"My left thumb was bothering me at the Accenture Match Play Championship and the pain continued here this week," Day said in a statement. "I had an MRI (Wednesday) here in Miami with Dr. Lee Kaplan. Fortunately, the MRI was negative, but the doctor prescribed rest if I was unable to play today. My plan is to rest for a couple of weeks."

Day was coming off a win at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship two weeks ago and was considered one of the favorites at Trump National Doral, though he has never played particularly well here with a tie for 20th two years ago his best result.

The last time Day withdrew from a tournament because of injury was at the 2012 Masters, where he hurt his wrist.

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