David Toms withdraws from Deutsche Bank, playoffs are over
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David Toms withdraws from Deutsche Bank, playoffs are over

David Toms' run in the FedEx Cup playoffs will be short lived after withdrawing from the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday.

Toms did not specify a reason, but the 2001 PGA champion had been battling a back injury since mid-June before returning to finish T-8 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

In Akron, Toms said he has been seeing several specialists, getting different opinions on a combined hip-back problem. Toms has been told it was a torn labrum and a case of chronic bursitis. Toms suggested he may have to undergo surgery.

"I've had a couple different opinions on my MRI, so something I probably have to take care of in the off‑season," he said.

The LSU product missed the cut at The Barclays last week, dropping 20 spots in the FedEx Cup standings to 89th.

The top 70 players in the ranking after the Deutsche Bank Championship will advance to the third leg at the BMW Championship, which means Toms' playoff run is over.

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