Former US Open champ Jim Furyk, who withdrew from the BMW Championship after six holes, has been diagnosed with a bone contusion on his left wrist, the Golf Channel reported late Friday.
The 45-year-old American is ninth in FedEx Cup standings and assured one of the top 30 spots in next week`s Tour Championship. However Friday`s diagnosis throws into doubt whether he can play in Atlanta and in the Presidents Cup.
Furyk shot 59 at Chicago`s Conway Farms Golf Club two years ago. It is the first time Furyk had to withdraw from a tournament since 1995.
If Furyk, the 2010 FedEx Cup champion, is unable to play in the October 8-11 Presidents Cup in South Korea, USA captain Jay Haas would get to make another pick to replace him.
Furyk had 12 top-10 finishes in 16 appearances in the Chicago event which started out as the Western Open. He posted a two-stroke win over Tiger Woods in the 2005 Western Open.
Furyk registered his first major championship win at the 2003 US Open.