Australian golfer Lucas Herbert has been compelled to drag out halfway via the second spherical of the Australian PGA in Brisbane.
It is an enormous blow to the 26-year-old’s probabilities of incomes a spot within the top-50 on the earth rankings by the top of the yr, which might make him exempt for April’s Masters Event at Augusta Nationwide.
He is presently the third highest-ranked Australian, behind Cameron Smith and Adam Scott, at No.55 on the earth.
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Herbert performed all 4 majors in 2022, lacking the lower in his Masters debut, however ending a formidable thirteenth on the PGA Championship and fifteenth on the Open Championship.
He was compelled to drag the pin 10 holes into his second spherical at Royal Queensland, and now faces a race in opposition to time to be match for the Australian Open, which begins subsequent Thursday.
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“I twinged my again this morning on the vary,” he mentioned.
“I misplaced a whole lot of energy in my swing. I attempted all the things I may to get going, I actually wished to maintain taking part in and try to completed and make the lower and work my manner up on the weekend, however I used to be getting informed by folks a lot smarter than me that I ought to give it some relaxation and permit it to get well for subsequent week, that probably I may do some injury longer-term.
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“It is annoying, as a result of I do not suppose I’ve pulled out of a match mid-round.
“I am going to do all the things I can to get proper for subsequent week.”
Herbert scored his breakthrough win on the PGA Tour in late 2021, with a one stroke victory over Patrick Reed and Danny Lee on the Bermuda Championship.
He additionally has standing on the DP World Tour courtesy of two victories, the latest being the Irish Open in 2021.
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