Patrick Cantlay announced on social media that he had withdrawn from the John Deere Classic because of an injury he had suffered during training. He didn’t elaborate on the nature of the ailment, but the timing of his withdrawal is not ideal.

In a Twitter post, the athlete said: “While training for the John Deere Classic, I sustained an injury. Out of an abundance of caution and on the advice of my team, I unfortunately have to miss this week’s event. We are optimistic about a speedy return to competition. Thanks to the fans in the Quad Cities for your support and hope to see you next year!”

Cantlay was supposed to make his competitive debut at the John Deere Classic. Russell Knox took his place instead in the field at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois.

On his participation at the British Open 

Cantlay possibly won’t be able to play until the British Open begins at Royal Troon on July 18, despite the fact that the injury is minor. He also did not enter the Genesis Scottish Open field happening next week and the Rocket Mortgage Classic. 

Not participating in these events gives him three weeks off, which isn’t usually a smart move before competing at a big tournament. But it gives him plenty of time to heal.

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Though he hasn’t won since the 2022 BMW Championship, Cantlay has eight career victories on the PGA Tour. This season, he had four top 10 results, including two consecutive runs at the U.S. Open, where he ended T3 and at the Travelers Championship with T5. With 15 starts this season, he has only missed the cut once. He is currently ranked eighth in the Official World Golf Rankings.

 

Source: Yahoo Sports

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