Ogilvy the latest injured player in Hawaii
A limited field at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions could be growing even smaller. Who knew the Aloha State could be so dangerous?
First, Zach Johnson announced that a toe injury could force him to withdraw from the opening event of the 2011 PGA Tour season. And now, Geoff Ogilvy has suffered an injury to a digit of his own -- his right index finger.
Ogilvy, the two-time defending champion at the winners-only-event in Kapalua, hurt his finger in a Tuesday swimming accident that wound up requiring 12 stitches, according to PGA Tour officials. He did not play in Wednesday's Pro-Am, but like Johnson has still yet to withdraw.
Johnson hurt himself on Saturday when he stubbed his toe on a stone staircase. He has since tried practicing in FootJoy sandal spikes to help ease the pain.
Both players only have to tee off in Thursday's first round before withdrawing in order to earn last place money. Last year that amount came to $70,500, so there's a good chance you'll see both guys at least try to give it a go. Hey, trips to Hawaii are expensive.
-- Alex Myers