Troy Kelly withdraws with knee injury

Troy Kelly withdrew from this the Nationwide Tour’s Soboba Classic, which started today in San Jacinto, Calif., because of a knee injury.

Bob Kelly, his dad and proprietor of Kelly’s 19th Hole in Chico, said his son was getting his left knee examined by a doctor later today. Kelly suffered the injury last week while playing in the Boise Open. He played through it and tied for 51st. He thought he would be able to get through this week’s tournament, but wasn’t able to.

Kelly’s No. 3 on the tour money list ($242,204) and, though it’s not official, he’s already locked up a top-25 finish, which will earn him his PGA Tour card for 2012.

There’s four more regular-season Nationwide events before the Tour Championship at Daniel Island, S.C., Oct. 27-30. The top 60 players earn spots in the $1 million championship tournament.

Kelly was looking forward to this week’s event, which he could drive to him from his home in La Quinta.

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