Report: A. Jutanugarn set for shoulder surgery
Monday, July 15, 2013
After some indecision, Ariya Jutanugarn decided to undergo corrective surgery for an injured right shoulder Monday in her native Bangkok, Thailand. The 17-year-old injured the shoulder after tumbling down a hill early week at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, and an MRI taken June 20 revealed a small fracture and torn anterior labrum.
Jutanugarn, No. 18 in the Rolex Rankings, consulted several doctors in the United States and in Thailand after the injury. During that time, she had to withdraw from the Wegmans and the U.S. Women’s Open, so she has yet to start in a major as a professional. The outlook for the Ricoh British Women’s Open is not good, either. Jutanugarn also is exempt into the season’s final major, The Evian Championship.
Jutanugarn’s older sister Moriya, meanwhile, is expected to play the Marathon Classic on July 18-21 in Sylvania, Ohio. Moriya's last LPGA start was at the Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship last month, where she tied for 17th.