Furyk 'very concerned' about wrist after BMW WD


LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Jim Furyk withdrew from the BMW Championship on Thursday because of a wrist injury, marking the first time in two decades that he has pulled out of an event.

Furyk, who two years ago shot 59 here at Conway Farms, walked off the course after six holes because of pain in his left wrist.

The 45-year-old said afterward that he developed soreness toward the end of the Deutsche Bank Championship and again over the bye week. During Wednesday’s pro-am, he experienced “sharp pain” when hitting wedges or punch shots, and in the first round here he wore athletic tape on his wrist.

“I’m beyond sore out there,” he said, “and trying to manage it when I’m not near 100 percent.” 

Furyk, who last withdrew from a PGA Tour event at the 1995 Western Open, had surgery on his wrist in 2004 but says that this injury is unrelated.

Furyk has only two events remaining this week, and he said he was “very concerned” about his status for next week’s Tour Championship, which he won in 2010. Furyk entered this week at No. 9 in the standings. If he can’t play, he would focus on trying to be fit enough for the Oct. 8-11 Presidents Cup.

“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.”