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Crash injuries force Miyazato to pull out

women’s HSBC champions: Japan’s Ai Miyazato has withdrawn from a tournament starting in Singapore today because of neck and shoulder pain caused by a car crash that involved two other golfers.

WOMEN’S HSBC CHAMPIONS: Japan’s Ai Miyazato has withdrawn from a tournament starting in Singapore today because of neck and shoulder pain caused by a car crash that involved two other golfers.

World No 13 Paula Creamer and seventh-ranked Suzann Pettersen were also involved in the six-car crash late on Sunday in Bangkok, where they were driving to the airport to catch a flight to Singapore for the $1.4 million tournament.

World No 9 Miyazato, who won in Singapore in 2010, practised for about 15 minutes at the Sentosa Golf Club yesterday before pulling out with whiplash. “I have pain in my neck and shoulder, so I’ll sit this tournament out as a precaution,” the Japanese said in statement.

Catriona Matthew is the sole Scot in the Singapore event.

 

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