Shoulder injury forces Jacobsen out

1/12/2009 - Golf

KAANAPALI, Hawaii -- Defending co-champion Peter Jacobsen withdrew from this weekend's Champions Skins Game because of a shoulder injury and was replaced by Ben Crenshaw.

Jacobsen, who teamed with Fuzzy Zoeller to win last year's event with six skins worth $320,000, said he tweaked his left shoulder while hitting balls last week. He is now unable to make a full swing.

The 54-year-old Jacobsen did not want to participate if he was not at his best out of respect for the event.

Crenshaw, a two-time Masters champion and 19-time PGA Tour winner, will make his first skins game appearance.

The 57-year-old Texan and Zoeller will face the teams of Jack Nicklaus-Tom Watson, Greg Norman-Jay Haas and Gary Player-Bernhard Langer in the $770,000 event that starts Saturday.