Defending champion Jason Day withdrew from the 2016 BMW Championship on Sunday because of a back injury. The number one player in the world withdrew after the eighth hole in the final round of the tournament.
Day has struggled with back injuries before. Earlier this year, he suffered severe back pain while competing in the WGC Match Play in Austin. Day appeared to tweak his back on a tee shot and was seen hobbling off the course. He also dealt with back pain during the 2015 Barclays. He is currently in fourth place in the FedEx Cup standings. Day was the defending champion this week.
Ryan Lavner from the Golf Channel reported that Day plans to play the Tour Championship at East Lake in two weeks.
According to Jason Day’s manager: Day has a pinched joint capsule in the lower back, causing muscle spasms. Hopeful to play at East Lake.
— Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) September 11, 2016