Verplank withdraws from PGA Championship

Scott Verplank has withdrawn from the PGA Championship on Friday

with a hip injury.

Verplank was 9 over par for the tournament when he withdrew

after nine holes Friday. He shot 75 in the first round

Thursday.

The 48-year-old Verplank finished tied for fourth at last year’s

PGA Championship but hasn’t been much of a factor this season.

Verplank withdrew from The Players Championship in May because

of an injured left wrist, and he had played only one PGA Tour event

since then, missing the cut at the St. Jude Classic in June.

He played the back nine Friday and made two bogeys and two

double bogeys, then stopped before playing the front.