After making the 2023 Zurich Classic of New Orleans their first PGA Tour wins, Nick Hardy and Davis Riley were on the set of CBS Sports chatting with Amanda Renner about their win Sunday evening.
Towards the end of the interview, Renner referenced how we’d all see them again this week at the next Tour stop, the Mexico Open at Vidanta.
Well, plans can always change, and they did on Monday, when the PGA Tour confirmed that Hardy and Riley had withdrawn from the event at Vidanta Vallarta in Vallarta, Mexico.
Hardy was replaced by Ted Potter, Jr., while Riley was subbed by Richard S. Johnson. No reason was given for the WD. Players are not required to offer a reason if they need to withdraw before an event starts.
This marks the first time in 2023, and the first since Tony Finau at the Houston Open last November, that a winner on the PGA Tour who was scheduled to tee it up the very next week withdrew from that event.
In the case of Hardy and Riley, nabbing that first Tour win gives each status on Tour they hadn’t previously enjoyed, plus, they earned spots in the PGA Championship and the Memorial.