Daniel Berger absent from Mexico Open | Golf News and Tour Information

Daniel Berger dropped out of the Mexican Open on Monday morning.

At the time of writing, there was no official reason for Berger’s decision. However, Rick Gehman of the 300 Yards To Unknown podcast cites a back injury as the reason for Berger’s exit.

Berger was one of the highest-billed players on the pitch, with only Jon Rahm possessing lower playing ratings coming into the week. The four-time PGA Tour winner has struggled with a back problem for most of the year and has only played eight events.

Despite the issue, Berger has been solid when he’s got his way, ranking fifth in strokes gained this season. His best finish in 2022 was a fourth place finish at the Honda Classic and achieved a T-5 at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. His last appearance was two weeks ago at RBC Heritage, where he finished T-21.

Arjun Atwal has been added to the field to replace Berger. Atwal, 49, has played in two tournaments this year.

The Mexican Open is a former PGA Tour Latinoamerica event that was elevated to PGA Tour status this year. It replaces the old WGC-Mexico Championship, which was discontinued.

Michael C. Ford