Andrew 'Beef' Johnston's PGA Tour status would appear to be in jeopardy after the Englishman withdrew from the US PGA Championship through injury following a 7-over 78 in the first round at Quail Hollow.
Johnston suffered a shoulder injury midway through his opening round in Charlotte, and it was clearly too painful for him to continue in round two.
The 28-year-old has become an instant hit with golf fans around the world ever since winning the Spanish Open in 2016 but has suffered a dip in form in 2017.
Beef currently ranks 185th in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings as a result of finishing in the top 10 just once at the Puerto Rico Open in March.
If Johnston is going to secure his PGA Tour card for next season, he will need a very strong finish at next week's Wyndham Championship in order to make the top 125. But given his latest injury setback, that would appear highly unlikely.
Should he miss out on retaining his Tour card, Johnston would need to qualify through the Web.com Tour Finals Series for a second straight year to retain his card.