The bone contusion in Jim Furyk’s left wrist that has sidelined him since September will now require surgery and is expected to keep him out of action for another three months.
Furyk hasn’t played on the PGA Tour since he withdrew from the first round of the BMW Championship last fall. At the time, he had hoped to heal quickly enough to compete in The Presidents Cup in October but he ended up instead serving as an assistant captain.
“While I am disappointed that the wrist has not yet healed sufficiently for me to return to play, I am confident that the surgery at this point is the best course of action, and will get me back in the shortest possible time,” Furyk said in a statement released by his management company, The Legacy Agency.
“This has been frustrating for me to this point, but I am focusing on an aggressive rehabilitation program and having a strong year once I am sufficiently healed.”
Furyk, who ranks 16th in the Ryder Cup standings, will be one the assistants to Davis Love III should he not qualify for the biennial matches Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Hazeltine National. He currently ranks ninth in the world and is in the hunt for one of the four spots on the U.S. Olympic team, as well.