Grand Slam concerns for Spieth after Byron Nelson W/D

Jordan Spieth (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Jordan Spieth’s PGA Championship preparation has taken a hit with news the three-time Major winner has withdrawn from this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson Classic through injury.

Spieth took to social media to confirm the injury to his left wrist which flared up following his missed cut at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Spieth has played a lot of golf already this term but is no doubt eyeing the PGA Championship at Oak Hill later this month above all else where the Wanamaker Trophy remains elusive as the Texan looks to complete the Grand Slam set.


“Over the weekend, I had severe pain in my left wrist and had doctors confirm an injury that requires rest and limited movement,” Spieth said.

“The AT&T Byron Nelson means the absolute world to me and I’m disappointed to miss it this week.

“Playing in front of family and friends in Dallas is one of the highlights of my year, and the tournament staff and volunteers are second to none.

“I look forward to being back next year and many years after.

“I’m focused on healing as quickly as possible and will have to evaluate my recovery week to week.”

Spieth hails from the Dallas area and has made 11 career starts at the AT&T Byron Nelson, including a runner-up last year at TPC Craig Ranch. He missed the cut at last week’s Wells Fargo Championship with rounds of 72-77. Prior to the Wells Fargo, Spieth had notched four top-five finishes in a six-event period, including a T4 at the Masters.

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