Defending champ Watson out of Senior PGA

Tom Watson
Tom Watson ( Associated Press )

Saturday, May 19, 2012

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Defending champion Tom Watson has withdrawn from next week's Senior PGA Championship.

Watson has been recovering from a pinched nerve in his wrist. He is still expected to be at Harbor Shores before the tournament, and will host the champions' dinner Tuesday night.

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