Casey out with injury

CHASKA, Minn. – Paul Casey’s work week at the PGA Championship came to an end before it really started. The world’s third-ranked player withdrew prior to the start of the opening round, citing a nagging chest injury.

“I have to look at the bigger picture,” Casey said. “I will play a lot more majors over my career and I have to be ready for what is coming up the rest of the season.”

The Englishman finished T-47 in the British Open with the chest injury, but withdrew six holes into last week’s Bridgestone Invitational. Had this been a football game this week, Casey’s participation never would have been listed as more than “doubtful.”

Bad news for him, but good news for Tim Petrovic. He was slipped into the pairing alongside Nick Watney and Hiroyuki Fujita. It’s Petrovic’s fourth start in a PGA and he’s in search of his first check.

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