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Days Before the PGA Championship, Jordan Spieth Suffers ‘Severe Pain’ and Makes a Disappointing Announcement

Published 05/09/2023, 5:30 AM EDT

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Jordan Spieth has had contrasting performances this season. Despite tying for fourth at the Masters last month, and narrowly missing out on victory in the playoffs at the RBC Heritage to Matt Fitzpatrick soon after, he missed the cut at Quail Hollow last week. Fans had hoped that he would redeem himself at the AT&T Byron Nelson this week, but they will be disappointed, as it will not be the case. The three-time major winner’s recent unexpected announcement could also raise questions about his participation in the fast-approaching PGA Championship.

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The Texan has won two out of his thirteen PGA Tour titles in his hometown. He was excited about this week’s $9.6 million tournament in Dallas and playing in front of his friends and family, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be!

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The world no. 10 tweeted about his injury and provided his fans with some disappointing news. Jordan Spieth wrote, “Over the weekend, I had severe pain in my left wrist… The AT&T Byron Nelson means the absolute world to me and I’m disappointed to miss it this week. Playing in front of family and friends in Dallas is one of the highlights of my year, and the tournament staff and volunteers are second to none. I look forward to being back next year and many years after.”

The AT&T Byron Nelson holds a special place in the 29-year-old’s heart. Jordan Spieth first played the event in 2010 and finished at T-16; last year he finished as a runner-up. The golf pro may have been looking to end his minor slump on the Tour at the TPC Craig Ranch, but that now won’t be possible!


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Despite withdrawing from this week’s event, Jordan Spieth hasn’t yet revealed his plans for the major at the Oak Hill Country Club next week. However, he did provide a crucial update!

Jordan Spieth faces an uphill battle ahead of the PGA Championship

The 13-time PGA Tour winner stated that he had doctors assess his injury and found that he required “rest and limited movement.” This setback, of course, isn’t ideal, considering the only major championship that separates him from an exclusive six-golfer club begins next Thursday!

“I’m focused on healing as quickly as possible and will have to evaluate my recovery week to week. Sincere thanks to the medical professionals who have supported me during the weekend,” tweeted Spieth.


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‘Hate For Them to Be Disappointed’: Pressure Mounts After Jordan Spieth’s Painful Setback as PGA Tour Pro Makes an Honest Confession

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As the field will tee off on May 18th, Spieth is in a race against time to be cleared to take the course and compete for his career slam at the venue where Jack Nicklaus won his final PGA Championship in 1980.

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Do you think the PGA Tour pro will be at a 100% even if he makes the course next week? Let us know in the comments below.


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Riya Singhal is a promising golf writer at EssentiallySports. She was recently recruited in the latest round of ‘ES Draft’ as one of the young writers with a strong passion for golf writing. Despite being in her early days, Riya has already showcased exceptional talent in her coverage of the sport, with her article on Brooks Koepka's kind gesture towards a young fan after his Masters loss quickly rising to the top of the charts.

Edited By: Amal Joyce