Will Zalatoris has withdrawn from this week’s PGA Tour Championship and next month’s Presidents Cup.
The 26-year-old world No 9 suffered a back injury at the BMW Championship last weekend, his management team said on Tuesday.
Zalatoris had been riding high after winning the St Jude Championship on 14 August – his first PGA Tour title and the first leg of the season-ending FedEx Cup playoffs.
However, the three-time Major runner-up withdrew from last weekend’s BMW Championship in Delaware after suffering a back injury during the third round that was later diagnosed as two herniated discs.
“Unfortunately, this means that Will is unable to play this week at the Tour Championship,” his agent Allen Hobbs said in a statement on Tuesday.
“He is also very disappointed that he will not have the opportunity to play in next month’s Presidents Cup, where he was hoping to play for captain [Davis] Love and represent the United States.
“He is fully focused on getting healthy and back on to the course as soon as he is able.”
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