Golf-England’s Casey withdraws from Masters with injury

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) – England’s Paul Casey withdrew from the Masters with injury prior to the start of his first round on Thursday.

The Ryder Cup veteran was scheduled to tee off at 10:53 a.m. ET (1453 GMT) alongside Bryson DeChambeau and Cameron Smith ahead of the group including five-times champion Tiger Woods.

Casey, who finished third in The Players Championship last month, arrived at Augusta National this week due to make his 16th appearance at the Masters, where his best finish came in 2016 when he finished in a share of fourth place.

(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Toby Davis)