Justin Thomas withdraws from PGA Tours Travelers Championship

Justin Thomas has retired from the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut. He tweeted that he “decided that WD should treat and rest my back, which I adjusted earlier in the week.”

Thomas, the PGA Championship winner in May, was scheduled to play pro-am this morning at the TPC River Highlands, but withdrew to rest his injury and remained in the tournament for the first time. But on second thought, he withdrew with an abundance of caution.

“Just make sure I get it fit and ready for the rest of the PGA season as planned. Hate to miss one of the best / my favorite events, ”he wrote about the Travelers Championship.

Thomas, 29, is ranked No. 5 in the world and finished T-37 last week at the US Open (T-37), and after battling at the RBC Canadian Open the week before, he finished in third place. He had made seven previous starts at Travelers, and recorded a top-10 ranking.

He was replaced in the tournament by Japanese Satoshi Kodaira.

Thomas sent out his tweet “before the rumors start flying”, to prevent any confusion that he might be joining LIV Golf. Brooks Koepka retired from Travelers late Tuesday night and is reportedly the latest prominent player to leave the PGA Tour for a massive payday from LIV Golf, the Saudi Arabia-backed upstart circuit.

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