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Kendall sidelined from golf by sore thumb

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Ellsworth,Wisconsin 54011
Pierce County Herald
Kendall sidelined from golf by sore thumb
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

MILWAUKEE - PGA golfer Skip Kendall from Fox Point is out with a torn ligament in his left thumb.

He told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel he's been playing with a modified grip for the last year-and-a-half. But it kept getting more painful, and his swing was losing speed. So in mid-April, Kendall said he went to the Cleveland Clinic for surgery to repair the ligament.

The 46-year-old Kendall says he's not sure when he can return to the course. His left hand is in a splint, and he has started physical therapy. He might be able to start chipping in a couple months, and he's hoping he can play in the Backyard Bash at Wales in late July and early August.

Kendall was a mainstay on the PGA Tour until 2005, the last time he had a full exemption for the year. He has played in a small number of PGA events since then, while spending most of his time on the Nationwide Tour. He expects to try-and-qualify again this fall for a full ride on the 2012 PGA Tour.