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2012 Masters: Gary Woodland Withdraws Due To Wrist Injury

Gary Woodland had a difficult time in the third round at the 2012 Masters Tournament and shot a 13-over 85 on Saturday and the reason he struggled was due to a wrist injury that flared up on Saturday morning and ultimately forced him to withdraw after three rounds.

However, if it were up to Woodland's caddie and a medic at the course Woodland would have not finished the round.

Woodland woke up with stiffness in his wrist and it bothered him through the day but it really caught up to him on his tee shot on the No. 8 hole. On the 11th hole is when his caddie begged him to stop, but Woodland did not want to quit:

"I'd worked too hard to get here," said Woodland, who played Saturday's final 11 holes with shooting pain in his left wrist. His 13-over-par 85 dropped him to last place, and he withdrew a few hours later.

"I probably should have stopped," he added, "but I thought maybe I could get a couple of pars coming in and shoot a low one tomorrow. But it was tough. I've never quit anything in my life. I just wanted to finish."

Woodland had to ice his wrist in between shots to get some relief and the only time he really felt comfortable was putting.

The most frustrating part was that Woodland and his swing coach Butch Harmon felt he was swinging the club well and they felt he had a chance to compete since he came into Saturday at 1-under par.

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