BOSTON, Mass – Three-time PGA Tour winner Paul Casey won’t be in the field next week when the U.S. Open tees off at The Country Club. The former European Tour star has been battling a bad back for several months.
“Paul Casey withdraws from US Open. Adam Hadwin is in. It’s the third straight major Casey has had to miss because of back injury. Hopeful of British Open at St. Andrews,” Associated Press golfer reporter Doug Ferguson posted on his Twitter account..
Casey was also forced to withdraw from the Masters in April with back spasms. Just a month later, he withdrew his name from the PGA Championship with a continuing back issue.
Another month later, Casey still hasn’t been able to make a full recovery. He’ll be watching from home as the world’s best compete at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts for the third major of the year.
The 44-year old Englishman, ranked No. 27 in the world, hopes to make a full recovery for the Open Championship at St. Andrews July 14-17.