Paul Casey withdraws from fourth consecutive PGA Tour event | Golf News and Tour Information

POTOMAC, Md. — Paul Casey withdrew from the Wells Fargo Championship due to a back injury Thursday morning and was replaced on the field by Jason Dufner.

If Paul Casey pulling out of a PGA Tour event sounds awfully familiar, that’s because it’s become a bit of a trend lately. After finishing third in the Players Championship during a long rainy week and finishing Monday at TPC Sawgrass, Casey was on the field at the Valspar Championship, an event he had won twice. But this Tuesday, he withdrew from the event, without any specific reason.

Casey was entered into the following week’s WGC-Dell Technologies match play, only to lose each of his three group matches, the first after two holes and the other two before they even started. After starting the event, he was still officially on the T-60 graduating list and collected a $41,000 paycheck.

Two weeks later, Casey pulled out of yet another event, this time the Masters on Thursday morning before his first round. (Casey practiced that week at Augusta National and even played in the Par-3 contest.)

The Englishman didn’t provide a statement which could clarify all the late withdrawals. He was on court at TPC Potomac on Tuesday but pulled out of Wednesday’s pro-am.

Casey, 44, is ranked No. 26 in the world. His status for the PGA Championship, which he qualified for and which begins May 19 at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Okla., is uncertain.

Michael C. Ford