Cameron Smith, the No. 2-ranked participant on the planet, has pulled out of this weeks BMW Championship due to a lingering hip damage, in line with his agent, Bud Martin.
Within the assertion, Martin indicated that Smiths resolution to not compete within the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs at Wilmington Nation Membership in Delaware did not imply he wasnt planning to play within the season-ending Tour Championship, scheduled for Aug. 25-28 at East Lake Golf Membership in Atlanta.
He has been coping with some on and off hip discomfort for a number of months and thought it greatest he relaxation this week in his pursuit of the FedEx Cup, Martin mentioned within the assertion.
Smith is third within the FedEx Cup factors standings, so hes in nice place to advance to the Tour Championship, no matter whether or not he performs within the BMW Championship.
The information comes someday after Smith was assessed a two-stroke penalty earlier than the ultimate spherical of the FedEx St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. The foundations violation occurred within the third spherical of the event on Saturday, when Smith performed his ball from an improper spot on the par-3 fourth gap. At the very least a part of the ball was sitting on the purple penalty-area line.
PGA Tour officers did not assess Smith the penalty till shortly earlier than his closing spherical on Sunday. The penalty dropped him 4 spots behind chief J.J. Spaun to start out the spherical. Smith shot even-par 70 and tied for thirteenth at 9 underneath.
Final week, The Telegraph of London reported that Smith is ready to hitch the Saudi Arabian-backed LIV Golf Invitational Sequence for a assured contract value greater than $100 million. Smith, who gained the a hundred and fiftieth Open Championship at St. Andrews in July, dodged questions in regards to the report throughout a information convention in Memphis.