Zalatoris out for rest of the season following surgery

Ronan MacNamara

Will Zalatoris celebrates after making a putt on the 18th green in regulation (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Will Zalatoris is set to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery following his withdrawal from the Masters last week.

The American had only recently returned from a back injury during which he reconstructed his back swing to take the pressure off his back but having opted to withdraw from Augusta National prior to the first round, he underwent a successful microdiscectomy on Saturday but unfortunately he will play no further part this year.

Zalatoris will miss the next three major championships and of course, the Ryder Cup in Marco Simone this September where he was set to make his Ryder Cup debut and professional debut for the USA.


“After careful consideration and seeking multiple medical opinions, I underwent a successful microdiscectomy on Saturday,” Zalatoris said in a statement on Instagram.

“As much as I hate not being able to play the rest of this season, I am happy that I am already seeing the benefits of the procedure.

“Playing and living in pain is not fun. I look forward to making a full recovery and seeing everyone in the fall.

“Thank you to Dr Michael Duffy, Dr Tom Kelton, and their respective teams for getting me fixed. And, of course, thank you to everyone for the support and the messages. I look forward to getting back to 100 per cent.”

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