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de Jonge postpones MRI to play Valspar

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Hawaii native Michelle Wie was 14 when she received the first of four consecutive sponsor exemptions to her hometown PGA Tour event. The fourth, and youngest, female to play in a PGA Tour event, she shot 72-68—140, missing the cut by just one stroke. (The 68 was the lowest score ever by a female in a PGA Tour event.) Her 140 total would be, by seven shots, her best score in four Sony Open appearances.  - 

PALM HARBOR, Fla. – There was no MRI. He continues to get treatment. He is feeling better.

Tiger Woods? Nope, Brendon de Jonge, who has been slowed the last few events with a rib injury that cropped up at the Honda Classic.

De Jonge planned to have an MRI on Monday back home in Charlotte, N.C., but there was a scheduling mix up and he decided to play this week’s Valspar Championship.

“It eased up last week on Saturday and Sunday (at the WGC-Cadillac Championship),” he said. “I’d just like to know. I’ve never been hurt before, golf wise. There is something still there. I can still feel it.”

De Jonge didn’t play at Innisbrook on Tuesday but said his ribs felt fine during his swing and he still plans to play the Valero Texas Open and Shell Houston Open before heading to the Masters.