Graham DeLaet Withdraws from the Memorial Tournament Citing Pitching and Chipping Anxiety

June 2, 2016

Graham DeLaet has withdrawn from the Memorial Tournament citing “incredible anxiety while chipping/pitching.” DeLaet missed the cut in his last two events, the Players Championship and the AT&T Byron Nelson. In his tweet about his decision, the Canadian wrote: “I need to WD to get it sorted out and get back ASAP.” His anxiety about chipping and pitching is “not fun,” in his words.

He made headlines in January for publicly calling out another golfer’s WD from the Farmers Insurance Open. Patrick Reed had withdrawn from the tournament following an ankle injury and a Saturday score of 81, leaving DeLaet and Scott Piercy to play as a twosome on the last tee time.

DeLaet is currently ranked 137th in the world, still high enough to qualify him for a spot on the Canadian Olympic golf team.