8 Mar 2014

World No.4 withdraws from Florida event

9:08 am on 8 March 2014

Australia's world golf number four Jason Day has been a late withdrawal from the World Golf Championship event in Florida.

Day is suffering from a thumb injury and he decided to not to tee off today to avoid the risk of further injury, little more than a month before the first major championship of the year, the Masters.

He said his left thumb had been a problem since the WGC Matchplay Championship in Arizona, which he won.