No Tour Championship for Jim Furyk. (USATSI)
The 2010 Tour Championship winner Jim Furyk has withdrawn from this year’s tournament at East Lake with a wrist injury. Furyk also withdrew from the BMW Championship last week after six holes in the first round.
Furyk was ranked No. 16 in the FedEx Cup race and was going to play with Hideki Matsuyama. Forget about the Tour Championship, though. The bigger question is what’s going to happen with the Presidents Cup.
“I want to play with a chance to compete,” he said last week, “and right now, being out here, I’ve got no chance to compete with the pain I was feeling.”
Does that mean he won’t be able to compete in three weeks at the Presidents Cup either? If not, US captain Jay Haas has some tasty potential replacements on deck in Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Robert Streb.
“While I am disappointed to miss this week’s event in Atlanta, I am now placing all my efforts on being healthy and ready to play in the Presidents Cup,” Furyk told ESPN. “[Captain] Jay Haas will be made aware of my progress in the coming days, as we see how the injury responds to the treatment.”