VEDRA PONTE BEACH, FLORIDA – Billy Horschel withdrew from The Players Championship before the 8 a.m. start due to a non-COVID-related sickness, according to the PGA Tour.
Horschel claimed in a text message that he’d been suffering from a sinus infection for the past three days and that it had gotten worse when he woke up Monday morning.
“My body has had enough,” he explained.
Horschel was even par for the round (through 13 holes) and tied for 49th place in the tournament at the time. Patton Kizzire and Adam Hadwin, the remaining members of the group, will continue as a twosome.
Horschel was not scheduled to compete in the Valspar Championship, which begins Thursday outside of Tampa, Fla., after finishing second at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and tied for 16th at the Honda Classic. He is the defending champion at the WGC-Dell Match Play, which takes place next week.
Horschel will receive unofficial last-place money at The Players ($40,600) but no FedExCup points if he withdraws after making the cut.
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