Inbee Park's back problems manifested themselves in Thursday's LPGA curtain dropper at the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic, and an opening-round 80 convinced the seven-time major winner to take off the next month.
“I’ve always had a little lower-back problem and some weeks it just gets a bit worse and today happened to be one of those days,” Park said, according to the LPGA, after withdrawing following Round 1.
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Park also withdrew from next week's Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Fla. The 27-year-old is hoping to return to the tour at the Honda LPGA Thailand, to be played Feb. 25-28.
She said, “Hopefully, in Thailand, I’ll be in really good shape."
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