Will Zalatoris affirmed his desire to stay on the PGA Tour. Jul 16, 2022; St. Andrews, SCT; Will Zalatoris hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during the third round of the 150th Open Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Hopefully, Zalatoris can make a full receovery and come back even stronger.

[PGA TOUR Communications]