NORTON, Mass. – Scott Verplank could no longer hold onto a golf club and figured there was no point in playing.
Verplank was back in Oklahoma on Sunday waiting to get an MRI on his left wrist a day after he withdrew from the Deutsche Bank Championship after four holes in the second round. He says he has been fighting the injury the last two months, and it reached a point at the TPC Boston where he could not control where the club was pointed.
He is among the most accurate players in golf. And as Verplank says, if he can’t hit it straight, he’s not very good.
Pulling out of the Deutsche Bank could drop him out of the top 70 to advance to the third round of the FedEx Cup playoffs, although Verplank says he would not have been able to play next week.