User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
Mickelson withdraws from Texas Open with injury

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Phil Mickelson withdrew from the Texas Open after pulling a muscle in his right side teeing off on his 10th hole in the third round Saturday.

Advertisement
''I pulled a muscle on my downswing trying to hit it hard,'' Mickelson said a statement. ''It just killed and it wouldn't subside for 10 or 12 seconds. I'm going back to San Diego (for) a couple of days and have a doctor look at it, but there's really not much you can do for a pulled muscle. I hope I'll be OK to play the Shell in Houston, but I just don't know.''

Mickelson is entered in the Houston Open next week, the last event before the Masters.

Lefty was 1-over par in the round and 4 over overall when the three-time Masters champion was taken off the course in a cart. His caddie, Jim Mackay, said Mickelson felt a twinge on his tee shot on No. 1 - his 10th hole - and that the pain wasn't going away.

''It's definitely not his back,'' Mackay said. ''It's his right side. The thing he had been talking about is how good his back had been feeling here. He'll definitely play Houston, if he can.''

It's the second time this year Mickelson has withdrawn in the middle of a tournament. He pulled out at Torrey Pines after making the cut because of a back injury.

On Friday, Mickelson made the cut on the number, following an opening 77 with a 70 at TPC San Antonio. He blasted out of a greenside water hazard to 5 feet to set up a birdie on the final hole.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
News: Golfers to Bet - Deutsche Bank
FedEx Cup: Where 1 week can matter
Molinari, Wiesberger share lead in Italy
Leonard finds a charity to come first
Pettersen looks for third win in Portland
Golfer aces par-4 hole in Kuala Lumpur
No reason to feel sorry for Jim Furyk
Birthday treat for Spieth at Preston Trail
Liberty National gets Presidents Cup
MORE HEADLINES
 
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!