Paul Casey Withdraws From The PGA Championship

The Englishman's injury-hit season continues, with Casey forced to withdraw from the second Major of the year

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Having been forced out of the Masters in April (opens in new tab), it seems that Paul Casey can't shake of his injury issues as the Englishman has withdrawn from the second Major of the year at the PGA Championship (opens in new tab).

So far, Phil Mickelson (opens in new tab) and Harris English were the only players in the top-100 to withdraw from the event, but now, following his continuous problems with injury, Casey has joined them, with the 44-year-old making just seven worldwide starts so far in 2022 because of his back issue.

Casey looks on

Casey's last professional win came at the 2021 Dubai Desert Classic

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Since making his PGA Championship debut in 2002, Casey has only missed the tournament once, with the Englishman finishing runner-up in 2020 and in a tie for fourth last year.

In 2022 though, he has only been able to feature in a handful of events, with his best result coming at The Players Championship in March. Following the third place finish, Casey withdrew from the Valspar Championship, WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (opens in new tab), the Masters, despite participating in its par-3 contest, and the Wells Fargo Championship.

Now, Casey adds the PGA Championship to that list, with Scotland's Russell Knox taking his place in the field and making a Major return for the first time since 2019.

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.