Jordan Spieth WITHDRAWS from PGA Tour event

Jordan Spieth won't be competing at the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch. 

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Mon, 8 May 2023
Jordan Spieth WITHDRAWS from PGA Tour event

Jordan Spieth has been forced to withdraw from the forthcoming AT&T Byron Nelson. 

Spieth has confirmed he has been suffering from severe pain in his left wrist and doctors stated he requires a period of rest. 

The three-time major champion has not revealed how long he is expected to be out of action for. 

It has been a mixed bag of results in 2023 for Spieth, who is currently No. 10 in the world. 

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He's only missed three cuts on the PGA Tour and had a couple of near misses. He has won 13 PGA Tour titles in his career.

Spieth, 29, lost in a playoff to England's Matthew Fitzpatrick at Harbour Town Golf Links as he attempted to defend the RBC Heritage. 

It was off the back of finishing fourth at the 2023 Masters. 

Spieth missed the cut by as many as eight strokes last week at the 'elevated' Wells Fargo Championship, which was won by Wyndham Clark. 

This news means Spieth now is a major doubt for the PGA Championship over May 18–21 at Oak Hill. 

His best finish in that major came in 2015 when he finished second to Jason Day. He needs to win the major to complete the career grand slam. 

Spieth wrote:

"Over the weekend, I had severe pain in my left wrist and had doctors confirm an injury that requires rest and limited movement. 
"The AT&T Bryon 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. 
"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 over the weekend. 

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Before playing the first major of the year, Spieth spoke of how he was mentally fatigued. 

He said he made a tremendous amount of mental mistakes and was contemplating changing his schedule going forward. 

"I played way too much coming into this," he said. 

Spieth finished second at the AT&T Byron Nelson in 2022. 

K.H. Lee is the defending champion. George McNeill has replaced Spieth in the field.

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