ATLANTA — Will Zalatoris, who picked up his first PGA Tour victory two weeks in the past, has withdrawn from the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Membership due to two herniated disks in his again.
Zalatoris, 26, was injured on the third gap of the third spherical of the BMW Championship on Saturday at Wilmington Nation Membership in Delaware. He tried to play by way of the damage however withdrew on the following gap.
Zalatoris, the ninth-ranked participant within the Official World Golf Rating, additionally will not compete in subsequent month’s Presidents Cup at Quail Hole in Charlotte, North Carolina, his agent introduced on Twitter.
“He’s additionally very dissatisfied that he is not going to have the chance to play in subsequent month’s Presidents Cup, the place he hoped to play for Captain [Davis] Love and signify america,” Zalatoris’ agent, Allen Hobbs, mentioned in an announcement. “… He’s totally targeted on getting wholesome and again onto the course as quickly as he’s ready.”
Zalatoris simply missed incomes one of many six automated spots on the U.S. crew for the Presidents Cup. At seventh within the Presidents Cup factors standings, he doubtless would have been among the many six captain’s selections for the crew.
After so many close to misses, Zalatoris picked up his first PGA Tour victory by defeating Sepp Straka in a playoff on the FedEx St. Jude Championship on Aug. 14.
The previous Wake Forest star was in third place within the FedEx Cup playoffs factors standings and was slated to start out 3 strokes behind chief Scottie Scheffler in his first look within the Tour Championship, which begins Thursday.
Zalatoris will not get replaced within the 30-man area at East Lake and can obtain a $500,000 bonus. The winner of the FedEx Cup championship receives $18 million.