Injury bug strikes at PGA Championship

August, 8, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A variety of injuries struck at the 96th PGA Championship, causing six players to withdraw from the year's final major during the first two rounds.

On Friday alone four players headed home early, including two-time major winner Angel Cabrera with a shoulder injury. Also stepping aside were Kiradech Aphibarnrat with a knee problem, Ben Crane with back issues and Boo Weekley also with a shoulder injury.

On Thursday, defending champion Jason Dufner and Matt Kuchar both said they couldn't continue at Valhalla Golf Club. Dufner has been experiencing neck problems since the Masters and Kuchar cited back spasms during his warm-up before the round began.

Kevin Maguire is the senior golf editor for