Jim Furyk withdrew from the BMW Championship after just six holes on Thursday, citing a left wrist injury.
Furyk said he first experienced the pain during the Deutsche Bank Championship, and it continued through the playoff off week leading into this third leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs. According to Golf Channel, Furyk said he felt “sharp pain” during the Wednesday pro-am, particularly on shots with short irons and wedges. He tried to manage it with athletic tape in Round 1 but just couldn’t.
“I’m beyond sore out there and trying to manage it when I’m not near 100 percent,” said Furyk, who shot 59 on 2015 host Conway Farms two years ago, when the tournament was last played in the Chicago area.
You know the pain is serious considering that Furyk hasn’t pulled out of a PGA Tour event since the 1995 Western Open, the former name of this week’s event before the dawn of the FedEx Cup Era in 2007.
Furyk, who is the 2010 FedEx Cup champion, came into this week ranked ninth in the standings. He’ll make it to the Tour Championship with ease, likely somewhere around 15th in points, but that doesn’t mean the 45-year-old will play.
“I want to play with a chance to compete,” he said, “and right now, being out here, I’ve got no chance to compete with the pain I was feeling.”