Hideki Matsuyama opened the 2023 BMW Championship with a 1-over 71 Thursday at Olympia Fields’ North Course outside of Chicago.
However, due to a back injury, Matsuyama withdrew before the second round of the second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
The Japanese star has suffered through several injuries over the last few seasons and this just adds to the list.
Currently ranked 47th in the point standings, Matsuyama will miss the Tour Championship at East Lake next week, as only the top 30 earn an invitation.
He’s made the last nine Tour Championships, the longest active streak of any player.
Hideki Matsuyama is a WD prior to the second round of the BMW Championship with a back injury. Matsuyama had qualified for the TOUR Championship in each of the last nine seasons, the longest active streak of any player.
— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) August 18, 2023
In 24 events this season, Matsuyama recorded just two top-10 finishes with his best week coming in March when he grabbed solo fifth at the Players.