Justin Thomas Withdraws From PGA Championship Due to Wrist Injury
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Justin Thomas, one of the favorites to win the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, has withdrawn from the tournament due to a wrist injury that forced him to miss the Wells Fargo Championship a couple of weeks ago.
Thomas told The Action Network’s Jason Sobel the following via text: “It’s just a bone bruise on my right wrist that just isn’t fully healed yet and when the body speaks you have to listen. Could have tried to play this week but golf is something I plan on playing at a high level for a long time and one or two tournaments isn’t worth risking that to me.
“If it was my last tournament, I’d play. But no reason to potentially injure it worse and set myself back who knows how long.”
Prior to his withdrawal, Thomas was listed at 18-1 to win the PGA Championship, behind only Tiger Woods (10-1), Dustin Johnson (10-1), Brooks Koepka (10-1), Rory McIlroy (12-1) and Rickie Fowler (16-1) at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas.
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Thomas won the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Golf Course, his only career major championship.