Marino withdraws from AT&T National

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Marino withdraws from AT&T National

One day after saying his health had improved, local favorite Steve Marino withdrew from this weeks AT&T National due to injury, a PGA Tour spokesman said Wednesday afternoon.
It wasnt immediately known whether the injury that caused Marino to withdraw was connected to his balky left knee.
Marino, however, was sidelined for four months this season because of a condition in the joint called avascular necrosis. The W.T. Woodson and UVA graduate also had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in the knee last October.
Marino said on Tuesday that the knee was feeling stronger and, because of that, was looking forward to playing in his hometown tournament.
I expect to go out there and hopefully play well, Marino said. Ive been working hard on my game. Hopefully Ive knocked most of the rust off.
The 32-year-old had competed in three tournaments since returning from the sidelines, but missed the cut in each event, including the U.S. Open earlier this month.
Marino will be replaced by Brendon Todd since Bill Lunde withdrew from the list of alternates, according to the PGA.

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