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The Tour Report

May 23 2012

11:23 AM

Verplank WDs; Reifers in field

FORT WORTH, Texas – Scott Verplank has withdrawn from this week’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial because of a wrist injury.

Kyle Reifers, the first alternate, will take his spot in the field.

Verplank, the native Texan, has made 21 starts at Colonial, dating back to 1985 when he played here as an amateur. His best finish came in his last appearance, in 2010 when he finished tied for fifth.

The 47-year-old Verplank has battled wrist problems for the last couple of years. Two weeks ago at THE PLAYERS Championship, he withdrew in the second round with a wrist injury.

Reifers is making his 14th start of the season. His best finish was a tie for 21st at the Shell Houston Open.