PGA Championship: LIV Golf’s Paul Casey WDS after new golf shoes exacerbate toe, knee injuries

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Casey officially withdrew from the PGA Championship on Tuesday due to toe and knee injuries.

He said the injury had apparently worsened after he had put on a new pair golf shoes. Sam Stevens was fielded in place of Casey.

Casey was one of 18 LIV Golf members scheduled to compete in the second major championship of the year this week. Martin Cammar was also ruled out on Friday due to injury.

Casey told Golf Channel that he has recently been trying out a new pair of shoes, which has apparently resurfaced his toe and knee injuries. Most of Tuesday was spent in getting treatment. It is unclear how long he will be out or whether he can play at next week's LIV golf event in Washington, D..

Paul Casey was replaced in the field at Oak Hill by Sam Stevens. (Caitlin Mulcahy/LIV Golf via AP)

Casey, 45, has won three times on the PGA Tour, most recently at the 2019 Valspar Championship. The Englishman has also won 15 times on the DP World Tour, most recently at the Dubai Desert Classic in 2021. He earned a special dispensation at the PGA Championship this week.

“I feel terrible that I get an invitation and then I can't play,” Casey told the golf channel, “I spoke [PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh] about this. He was great.”