29 Mar '14, 9pm

Pulled muscle forces Mickelson out of the Valero Texas Open

Pulled muscle forces Mickelson out of the Valero Texas Open

Another high-profile player has been bitten by the injury bug. After feeling the proverbial twinge early in his round, Phil Mickelson labored through 10 holes at the Valero Texas Open Saturday before calling it quits. At issue: a strained muscle in the golfer’s side. The left-hander’s back has been problem for him this season, and it’s not clear initially how this injury relates to the back injury that prompted him to withdraw during the Farmers Insurance Open at the beginning of the year. What is clear, however, is that the Masters is just two weeks away and the golfer would prefer not to be dealing with something so pesky and fickle as a muscle strain. The golfer is slated to tee it up next week at the Shell Houston Open, as he traditionally does prior to the Masters. Whether he will go ahead with this plan is unclear. In a statement after his withdrawal, Mickelson said:...

Full article: http://www.golfwrx.com/197587/injury-forces-mickelson-out...

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