Jason Day has yet another injury scare and withdraws from the final round of the BMW Championship.
Jason Day tweaked his back as he bent down to tee up his ball on the ninth tee during the final round of the BMW Championship. Rather than risk further injury, Day opted to withdraw from the event.
PGATour.com that the withdrawal was just a precaution rather than anything too serious:
“He’s all right, he’s just got some back issues and is in a little bit of pain. He’s getting treatment right now. I don’t think it’s anything that he hasn’t dealt with before,” Day’s manager Bud Martin said.
“The trainer is maybe thinking it’s the same type of thing that he dealt with I think at the Barclays and last year where he picked something up in his bus and it kind of got out of line.
“But just better safe than sorry. Instead of forcing it, we just decided that it was more prudent to kind of come in, get it worked on, and deal with it.”
Despite finishing in last position in the 70-man field at the BMW Championship, thee withdrawal doesn’t hinder Day’s chances of winning the Fed Ex Cup as all points are reset for the season ending tournament in two weeks time.
Dustin Johnson has shot to the top of the Fed Ex Cup standings after claiming a three-shot victory ahead of Paul Casey.
Adam Scott was the best placed Australian at the BMW Championship finishing in a tie for fourth place, nine strokes behind Johnson and has jumped to third in the Fed Ex Cup standings, one in front of Day.
Scott and Day will be the only two Australians in the final TOUR Championship event after Aaron Baddeley and Marc Leishman couldn’t make up enough ground to sneak into the 30-man field.