Jim Furyk’s immediate playing future was thrown into doubt Thursday when he withdrew after playing six holes of the BMW Championship, citing pain in his left wrist.
It’s the same wrist Furyk had surgically repaired in 2004 though he said the pain that began last week was in a different area than where his original injury was located.
“I really don’t think it has anything to do with the surgery,” said Furyk, who shot 59 at Conway Farms in the BMW Championship two years ago.
Furyk enters the week in 19th place in the FedEx Cup race and is assured of a spot in the 30-player Tour Championship next week in Atlanta despite his first withdrawal since 1995.
The 45-year old said he noticed discomfort in his left wrist last week and it intensified during his pro-am round Wednesday.
“I’m very concerned,” Furyk said. “I only have two more events to finish out the season, the Tour Championship and then the Presidents Cup. I would like to be ready for both of them and if I can’t get ready for next week, I would like to get ready for the Presidents Cup.”
Should Furyk be unable to play in the Presidents Cup, U.S. captain Jay Haas would be allowed to add another player to his roster.