BETHESDA -- Patty Sheehan will be testing a bruised left hand when she begins play in the $1 million Mazda LPGA Championship at noon today at Bethesda Country Club.
Sheehan, third on the money list and with one win, injured her hand at a party in Wilmington, Del., Sunday night after the last round of the McDonald's Championship. She reached down to pick up a balloon at the same time somebody else went to kick it, connecting with her hand instead.
"It's basically bruised -- nothing major. The X-rays were negative," Sheehan said. "The knuckle on my index finger is sore and tender. Doctors didn't say anything about playing/not playing, so I'm going to try.