Anthony Kim withdraws from Bob Hope Chrysler Classic

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NO HOPE: AK DOWN AND OUT
 
Anthony Kim
 
Jan. 20, 2009: LA QUINTA, Calif. ' Anthony Kim withdrew from the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic because of a sore left shoulder, leaving the tournament without a player ranked among the top-15.
 
Kim won twice last year and was an emotional leader in helping the Americans win the Ryder Cup. He spent his last few years of high school in the Palm Springs area and considers the Hope his hometown event.
 
He opened his season two weeks ago by tying for second in the Mercedes-Benz Championship. While practicing Monday, he felt discomfort in his left shoulder and was advised to take this week off for treatment.
 
I had so many friends and family coming to watch, Kim said in a statement. We dont consider my shoulder to be anything too serious, and I dont expect to miss extended time, but it is important to be cautious with it at this early stage in the season.
 

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