On Wednesday afternoon, the golf world learned that a veteran player from the PGA Tour would not be participating in the US Open.
Three-time PGA Tour winner Paul Casey won’t be on the field when the US Open kicks off next week. The former European Tour star has been battling his bad back for several months.
“Paul Casey pulls out of the US Open. Adam Hadwin enters. It’s the third consecutive major that Casey has missed with a back injury. He’s hoping for the British Open in St Andrews,” golfer reporter Doug Ferguson said.
Casey was also forced to withdraw from the Masters Tournament in April with back spasms. Just a month later, he pulled his name out of the PGA Championship with the comeback problem continuing.
After another month, Casey is still unable to fully recover. He’ll be watched from home as the world’s best flock flock to The Country Club in Brooklyn, Massachusetts for their third major championship this year.
Hopefully, the Englishman can make a full recovery to the Open Championship in St Andrews later this summer.