Tuesday, August 26

Dufner Is Done

JASON DUFNER IS OUT FOR THE REST of the FedEx Cup Playoffs after his withdrawal from the Deutsche Bank Championship, reported PGATour.com on Monday. Don't expect to see Dufner on the U.S. Ryder Cup team either. Tom Watson will announce his three captain's picks on September 2.

Jason Dufner is hurting. (Allison)
The 2013 PGA champion has been hampered by bulging disks in his neck. He received an epidural in order to play at Valhalla in the PGA Championship, but only completed 10 holes. The Auburn product was No. 74 in the FedEx Cup rankings.

"I'll play golf again when I'm healthy," Dufner said after withdrawing from the PGA Championship.

"That could be at The Barclays, that could be next year, that could be 2016. I refuse to be out here and not be healthy and not give myself a chance to be competitive."

It's looking like next year at the earliest.

Paul Casey and Graeme McDowell also dropped out of the second leg of the playoffs. McDowell became a father. "Happiest moment of my life hands down," he tweeted.

There are currently 94 players in the Deutsche Bank field. Seventy will advance to the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills in Englewood, Colorado, a Denver suburb.

1 comment:

Kiran Kanwar said...

Neil. All this injury is because today's pros make very compact swings but with joints placed in top-of-backswing positions they cannot easily unbend and un-twist from. The NEED of the hour is someone with extensive golf coaching experience (tip of the iceberg) but more importantly, academic learning in anatomy, rehabilitation and biomechanics. That's is the reason I'm trying very hard to get in Touch with anyone in team Tiger, as golf swing injury-cum-efficiency is my subject area of specialization. How does one contact team Tiger - his agent is not easy to contact? Kiran.