The 2017 tournament champion, Justin Thomas has withdrawn from the 2019 PGA Championship with a wrist injury.
The PGA Championship is coming this week, as the tour moves to May. The best golfers in the world are descending on U.S Open host Bethpage Black and Justin Thomas entered the week as one of the favorites. But the 2017 PGA champion has withdrawn from this year’s event due to a wrist injury.
Thomas withdrew from the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow (coincidentally, where he won the 2017 PGA Championship) a couple weeks ago with the same injury. But there didn’t appear to be great concern at that point.
Thomas last played in The Masters, where he finished tied for 12th, and he started this season with four top-10 finishes in his first five events.
Thomas is currently the No. 5 golfer in the world. He’ll be the only one in the top 100 of the World Golf Rankings not in the field at Bethpage this week. He has some good history at Bethpage too, finishing tied for 10th in the 2016 Barclays.
Via Twitter, Thomas made the announcement of his withdrawal from the event.
Sadly, I will probably be withdrawing from the 101st PGA Championship at Bethpage Black this week as my wrist is just not but absolutely healed,” “Clearly, as a previous champion, this event is further particular to me. It constantly has the strongest discipline in golf and I’m dissatisfied to not be amongst these competing this yr, however I’m optimistic a couple of return within the close to future.
Following Thomas’ withdrawal on Monday, the PGA rapidly introduced Kelly Kraft from Dallas, Texas will take his place within the discipline.
Past a again or knee downside, a wrist harm is likely to be the worst harm a golfer can have. So there needs to be a number of concern about Thomas’ standing wanting past this week, as among the finest younger golfers on the planet bows out of a serious.