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Despite injury, de Jonge is teeing it up at Doral

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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.  - 

DORAL, Fla. – One player who competed in the Honda Classic final round while dealing with pain and discomfort plans to tee it up at this week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship.

We’re talking about Brendon de Jonge, of course.

After opening 66-64 at PGA National, de Jonge struggled to a 76-78 weekend finish while playing with pain in his right side around the ribcage.


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“I didn’t get an MRI, but I’m getting some physio,” he said Wednesday, while explaining that trainers didn’t believe he could do any further damage by playing.

He thought about withdrawing from the Honda on Sunday, but ultimately decided against it.

“I thought about it right at the turn on Sunday, but I figured it wasn’t getting any worse. I didn’t feel like I was damaging it. But I’ve never withdrawn and I’d like to keep it that way.”