Hideki Matsuyama, who is 11th in the FedEx Cup standings, has withdrawn from the FedEx St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee, citing a neck injury.
“I am very disappointed to have to withdraw from this week’s FedEx St. Jude Championship,” Matsuyama wrote in a statement, “but I felt it was the best decision to ensure my neck receives the treatment it needs for me to compete in the BMW Championship and Tour Championship.”
Matsuyama, who has two wins this season at the Sony Open and ZOZO Championship, has enough FedEx Cup points and is a lock to make both the BMW Championship (top 70) and Tour Championship (top 30), the second and final events of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. He also withdrew earlier this year from the Valero Texas Open with a neck injury.
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Matsuyama has made 15 cuts in 17 appearances this year, but he was also disqualified halfway through the first round of the Memorial Tournament because of an equipment violation.