After a back injury forced him to withdraw from this weekend’s BMW Championship, it looks like Will Zalatoris will be unable to participate in golf for quite a while as he heals.
On Tuesday, Zalatoris‘ agent released a statement on his behalf announcing that the golf star will be unable to play at the Tour Championships or next month’s Presidents Cup due to two herniated disks in his back.
“After Will’s withdrawal from the BMW Championship on Saturday, his medical team determined the source of his back pain is two herniated disks,” the statement read. “Unfortunately, this means Will is unable to play at the Tour Championship. 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 Love and represent the United States. Will would like to thank his fans, sponsors, the Tour, and his team for all of their support. He is fully focused on getting healthy and back onto the course as soon as he is able.”
Sitting at No. 3 in the FedEx Cup standings after earning his first win at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, Zalatoris was coming off the best PGA Tour season of his career. Naturally, the injury news was quite disappointing to the golf world.
Poor Will 😔 https://t.co/WQ1U4YcCSi
— Diane Knox Balas (@KnoxyDiane) August 23, 2022
Get better, king. You're number 1 in our book. https://t.co/nNDROFQxGk
— FedEx St. Jude Championship (@FedExChamp) August 23, 2022
Ouch. Rough timing after his first win. This week’s field down to 29 players and Presidents Cup captain Davis Love III now looking further down the list for another selection. https://t.co/ef9lYQh302
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelTAN) August 23, 2022
— Rob Edwards (@RobertDEdwards) August 23, 2022
no one talk to me for the rest of the day https://t.co/hPFNLD3NNk
— Alex McCann (@alexrmccann) August 23, 2022
Man this stinks! Hate it for Will. https://t.co/ggZwr7baW2
— Roy Lang III (@RoyLangIII) August 23, 2022
Why can we never have nice things. https://t.co/VcjeKa6gg2
— Chris Fillar (@ItsFillar) August 23, 2022
Hopefully, Zalatoris can make a full receovery and come back even stronger.