Furyk (wrist) withdraws from Tour Championship


ATLANTA – Before last week, Jim Furyk had not withdrawn from a PGA Tour event in 20 years. On Tuesday, he made it two withdrawals in two weeks at the Tour Championship.

Furyk withdrew from the BMW Championship with a bone contusion in his left wrist after just six holes in Round 1 and announced on Tuesday that he will not play the season finale this week at East Lake.

“While I am disappointed to miss this week’s event in Atlanta, I am now placing all my efforts on being healthy and ready to play in the Presidents Cup,” Furyk said in a statement. “[U.S. captain] Jay Haas will be made aware of my progress in the coming days, as we see how the injury responds to the treatment.”

If Furyk can’t play the Presidents Cup, which will be held Oct. 8-11 in South Korea, Haas will be allowed to select “any eligible player” to replace him. The deadline to pick a replacement is Oct. 7.

Furyk will receive last-place earnings ($132,000) this week at the Tour Championship and, at 16th on the FedEx Cup point list, will receive a bonus depending on where he finishes the season-long race.