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Glover withdraws from Sony with sprained knee

HONOLULU (AP)—Lucas Glover has withdrawn from the Sony Open with a sprainedright knee that still is got strong enough for him to play golf.

Glover injured his knee when he took an awkward spill off a paddle boardupon arriving on Maui for the season-opening Tournament of Champions. Hewithdrew from that tournament, but thought he might be able to play the SonyOpen because Waialae is a relatively flat course and easier to walk.

The former U.S. Open champion hit three wedges and a 9-iron on the practicerange Wednesday and realized his knee still wasn’t ready. He planned to returnhome to see another doctor and give it more rest, and hopes to be able to playthe Farmers Insurance Open in two weeks at Torrey Pines.