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Marc Leishman WD’s from the Greenbrier after being struck with a ball from one of his playing partners in Wednesday’s Pro-Am

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Following an opening round of 76, Marc Leishman withdrew from this week’s Military Tribute at the Greenbrier after an already ailing back was made worse in bizarre fashion during Wednesday’s Pro-Am.

According to a report from Golf Digest, the Australian was ready to get his season underway despite four bulging disks in his back, but during Wednesday’s Pro-Am, Leishman was struck in the back by an approach shot from one of his playing partners.

The incident occurred when Leishman believed that the player had picked his ball up on the short fifth hole, and despite seemingly not being in the line of fire, the 35-year-old was then unexpectadly struck by the errant approach shot on the right side of his lower back from a distance of 100 yards.

Speaking to Golf Digest after round one of the event, Leishman stated

“I can’t blame anything I did today on that. But it did hurt at the time. I was good until yesterday. This is frustrating, yeah. I was looking forward to getting the season off to a good start.”

In the same interview, Leishman announced his intention to battle through the pain but subsequently withdrew from the event after shooting a round of six-over-par on Thursday.

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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5 Comments

  1. JThunder

    Sep 13, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    The internet 2019: “Don’t confuse me with facts, I’ve already made my mind up without any!”

    • Bubble Shaft

      Sep 14, 2019 at 12:54 am

      Exactly and according to Golf Channel he said the ball that hit him had nothing to do with the WD. Little click baity there homie!

  2. JP

    Sep 13, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Unless that 100 yard shot was a thin low flyer, it shouldn’t hurt too bad coming down at the angle is should. Sting? Yes. But not enough to withdraw from the event. His 76 is what caused that.

  3. dr franenstein

    Sep 13, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    he also shot 76..so he runs away

  4. C

    Sep 13, 2019 at 10:43 am

    To the two people who rated this article a ‘shank’, were you rating the player’s shot or the article?

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The Challenge: Japan Skins – All the details that you need to know

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Just three days remain before Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and Jason Day take part in “The Challenge: Japan Skins”, and here are all the essential details that you need to know before the event takes place.

What is the Skins format?

  • The lowest score for each hole wins that hole and the money that hole is worth.
  • In the result of a tied hole, the “skin” carries over to the next hole and continues to do so until won by one of the four players.
  • In the result of a tied 18th hole, a playoff will take place to see who wins the final skin.
  • The value of the 18th hole will not multiply if a playoff takes place.

The value of each skin.

  • Holes 1-6: $10,000 per skin
  • Holes 7-12: $15,000 per skin
  • Holes 13-17: $20,000 per skin
  • Hole 18: $100,000 super skin

What we know about the extra challenges.

  • Money won from the extra challenges will go towards the event’s charity partners.
  • Extra challenge details are not yet known, but expect something similar to the side action we saw in “The Match Woods-Mickelson.”

How can you watch?

  • Event takes place October 21st, 1 PM local time in Japan, 12 AM ET in the U.S.
  • U.S. viewers can watch the simulcast live on Golf Channel beginning at 11 p.m. ET.
  • Viewers outside the U.S. can tune into the event on Discovery’s GOLFTV.
  • Those in the UK & Ireland will need to pay a small subscription fee for Discovery’s GOLFTV.

Who is the betting favorite?

  • Rory McIlroy is a warm favorite for the event at +200.

Full odds courtesy of BetOnline:

  • Rory McIlroy +200
  • Hideki Matsuyama +250
  • Jason Day +300
  • Tiger Woods +325
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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (10.17.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Epic “Trick or Treat?” creation from Bettinardi.

Lefty putters now available at Swag.

Before and after shots of this satin black NP mid-slant from Embrace Putters.

Cool shot of Trump Golf Links Ferry Point courtesy of NCR.

New additions from Dormie.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (10.16.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Sharp looking Kyoei KK prototype wedges.

Twisty DD201 WB 303SS with a satin marine finish from Lajosi Putters.

New designs from Bettinardi.

Dormie Sugar Skull covers.

New addition from Swag.

Great photos of Baltusrol Upper Course courtesy of Cameron More.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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