Will Zalatoris at the Presidents Cup site, still recovering from a back injury

Will Zalatoris at the Presidents Cup site, still recovering from a back injury

CHARLOTTE, NC – Will Zalatoris was between the ropes Thursday at the Presidents Cup, but he didn’t have his clubs.

“This is like your toenails dangling,” he said.

Zalatoris was insured to make his first team in the US Cup this year, but he suffered a back injury last month that not only eliminated him from the FedExCup playoffs, but could cost him an $18 chance. million, but also this week’s competition at Quail Hollow. .

An MRI determined that the 26-year-old Texan had two herniated discs. He said on Thursday that the rebab is doing well, but that he is still months away from racing on the Tour. He said he is targeting the Hero World Challenge in early December.

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Zalatoris was injured during the third round of the BMW Championship, played a week after he claimed his first Tour title after a series of close decisions. Entering the second leg of the playoffs, he was No. 1 in the FedExCup, poised to capture the grand prize at the end of the season, but his withdrawal left him at 30the – good for just $500,000 in bonus money.

Zalatoris was ranked seventh in the Presidents Cup points standings, just outside of automatic qualification, but was unable to play due to his injury. As a result, US captain Davis Love III selected Kevin Kisner, who at No. 25 in the world was the lowest-ranked American. Kisner sat out the opening session of the Quartets, but the Americans took a 4-1 lead over the Internationals in the Day 2 game.

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