Matsuyama withdraws from Memphis with neck damage
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama withdrew Wednesday from the FedEx St. Jude Championship due to a neck damage, saying he’s hopeful he can return within the postseason.
Matsuyama, the primary Japanese man to win a serious championship, is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour this season and goes into the FedEx Cup playoffs because the No. 11 seed. With factors counting 4 instances as a lot within the postseason, he was positive to lose spots within the standings.
Of better concern are accidents which have bothered him since March.
The former Masters champion missed The Players Championship and the Dell Match Play with a neck damage. He most lately withdrew from the 3M Open three weeks in the past citing a wrist damage after opening with a 77.
Matsuyama mentioned of his withdrawal from Memphis, “I felt it was the best decision to ensure my neck receives the treatment it needs for me to compete in the BMW Championship and Tour Championship.”
The high 70 advance to the BMW Championship subsequent week, and the highest 30 go to the Tour Championship in Atlanta every week later. If he doesn’t play subsequent week, Matsuyama nonetheless ought to be in cheap form for the Tour Championship.
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