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Will Zalatoris targeting September return from back surgery

Will Zalatoris targeting September return from back surgery

Will Zalatoris, who hasn’t played since late February after undergoing back surgery, said on Friday that he plans to return to the PGA Tour in September.

For the first time in the past two years, Zalatoris is pain-free, he said on ESPN’s “Matty & the Caddie” PGA Championship simulcast.

Zalatoris stated, “No headaches and no leg pain.” “This is the best feeling I’ve ever felt.” I feel great.”

Zalatoris, ranked No. Zalatoris is the only top 100 player not to be playing at this week’s PGA Championship in Rochester, New York.

Zalatoris was defeated by Zalatoris in the year before. Justin ThomasIn a playoff for the 2023 PGA Championship in Tulsa. He also competed at a major in the past season, finishing second at the U.S. Open following a battle with eventual winner Matt FitzpatrickEngland on the final stretch

Zalatoris won his first PGA Tour championship at the FedEx St. Jude Championship. This was the first leg in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

After two rounds, he pulled out of the BMW Championship. He was forced to miss the Tour Championship after his back disks herniated.

Zalatoris has played six tournaments since the beginning of 2023, before withdrawing from WGC-Match Play. The Masters. He announced that he had a microdiscectomy on the Monday after the Masters to treat his ailing spine.

Zalatoris, who has been out of the game due to injury, will not be able to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs. He can only return in the fall season starting mid-September.

This report contains information from Reuters.