Charl Schwartzel out for the season with wrist injury
Charl Schwartzel will miss the rest of the PGA Tour season as he looks to recover from a lingering wrist injury. The 2011 Masters champion revealed the news on his Twitter on Saturday night.
I’ve been forced, due to my wrist injury to take the remainder of the season off to give my wrist time to rest and heal! It’s very frustrating but with a long career still ahead of me, I will get this fixed and I look forward to the come back.
— Charl Schwartzel (@CA_Schwartzel) June 9, 2019
The 34-year-old South African hasn’t won on Tour, let alone his professional career, since he captured the 2016 Valspar Championship. Ranked 135th in the world, Schwartzel dropped out of the top 100 in the world for the first time this year since 2008.
Schwartzel’s best finish on Tour this year was a T6 at the Puerto Rico Open this past February, which is his only top-10 finish of the year. He’s missed eight cuts in 13 starts this season, including the Masters this past April. His last appearance on Tour, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, resulted in a missed cut as well.
His wrist injury forced him to withdraw from last month’s PGA Championship and U.S. Open sectional qualifying this past Monday.
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