Former champion Justin Thomas has confirmed he will miss this year’s PGA Championship at Bethpage Black Course with a wrist injury. The world No.5 was expected to compete at the second major of the year this week but he has been forced to withdraw.
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Thomas missed the Wells Fargo Championship last week due to the issue and he has not played on the PGA Tour since the first week of April when he finished in a tie for 12th at Augusta National. He won the tournament back in 2017 at Quail Hollow but Thomas says he will be back as soon as possible, with the US Open taking place on June 13.
In a statement on Twitter, Thomas said: “Unfortunately, I will be withdrawing from the 101st PGA Championship at Bethpage Black this week as my wrist is not yet fully healed. “Obviously, as a past champion, this tournament is extra special to me.
“It consistently has the strongest field in golf and I’m disappointed to not be among those competing this year, but I’m optimistic about a return in the near future.” Thomas will now be replaced in the field by fellow American and world No 192 Kelly Kraft.
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