Two time Waste Management Phoenix Open winner Hideki Matsuyama withdraws from the tournament prior to the start of the second round at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona, due to a left wrist injury.
Hideki and bandage yesterday / getty
Hideki, from Japan, was trying to match the achievement of Arnold Palmer, who won here three times in a row from 1961-1963;
“The pain in my left thumb area started on 13th hole yesterday.”
“I did some treatment last night, but the pain was still there this morning when I practiced.”
“I decided that it was not worth forcing myself to continue to play and worsen the injury, so I was disappointed that I had to withdraw.”
“As much as I wanted to continue to play and with the three-peat in mind, the pain was just too much.”