Rickie Fowler will miss the first two events of the FedExCup playoffs after withdrawing from the Dell Technologies Championship.
Fowler has been hampered by an oblique injury since the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational where he finished T17 before a T12 finish at the PGA Championship, his last playing commitment.
Fowler fell five spots to 22nd in the FedExCup standings after sitting out last week’s event.
His future in the playoffs remains uncertain and he joins Francesco Molinari, winner of The Open Championship and Quicken Loans National, as the only players skipping this week.
Molinari is eighth in the rankings and has done enough to make it to the Tour Championship but Fowler, who won at TPC Boston in 2015 en route to a career-best fourth-place finish in the FedExCup, will miss the final event of the season if he does not add more points to his tally.
The FedExCup’s top 70 will compete in the BMW Championship next week at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
Fowler has qualified for the Tour Championship in three of the past four seasons. The exception was 2016, when he finished 31st in the standings and missed East Lake by less than a point.