Pettersen (shoulder) WDs from Bahamas LPGA Classic

Suzann Pettersen during the third round of the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship.
Suzann Pettersen during the third round of the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship. ( Associated Press )

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Suzann Pettersen, the second-ranked player in the Rolex Rankings, withdrew from the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic on Tuesday, citing a shoulder injury.

Pettersen told the Golf Channel that she is nursing a sore shoulder and wants to give it another couple weeks of rest. She is expected to make her season debut at the IPS Handa Women's Australian Open Feb.13-16 in Victoria, Australia.

The LPGA season opener begins Thursday at Ocean Club GC in Paradise Island, Bahamas.