The final tune-up before the second major of the year has taken a hit, as fan-favorite Jordan Spieth announced he has withdrawn from the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson with a wrist injury.
Spieth posted scores of 72-77 in last week’s Wells Fargo Championship, leading to a missed cut. He and fellow Texan Scottie Scheffler were to be the big draws at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas, this week as the top players gear up for the PGA Championship next week.
On social media posts, Spieth said he felt pain in his left wrist last weekend and that doctors advised him to rest.
“The AT&T Byron Nelson means the absolute world to me and I’m disappointed to miss it this week,” Spieth’s message said. “Playing in front of friends & family in Dallas is one of the highlights of my year, and the tournament staff and volunteers are second to none. I look forward to being back next year and many years after.”
— Jordan Spieth (@JordanSpieth) May 8, 2023
Spieth is from the Dallas area and has made 11 starts in the Byron Nelson, including 2010 when he was 16. A year ago he recorded a second-place finish.
It’s unclear if this will keep him out or hamper his ability to play in the PGA Championship, the lone major title he has yet to capture.
George McNeill is in the field now that Spieth is out. Other WDs this week include Lanto Griffin (D.J. Trahan in), Camilo Villegas (Kyle Stanley in) and Michael Thompson (D.A. Points in).