Fred Funk and Jeff Klauk withdrew from the Transitions Championship on Wednesday. Funk has a problem with some cartilage in his chest while Klauk tweeted he isn’t feeling well.
@JEFFKLAUKpga Just WD from the tournament. Feeling terrible and need to head home. Innisbrook Is one of my favorite courses on tour as well
Funk was replaced by former Florida standout Billy Horschel while Richard S. Johnson replaced Klauk.
Richard S. Johnson is best known as the little Swede who won the U.S. Bank Championship at Brown Deer Park in 2008, but Johnson's exemption for winning that event runs out after this year.
Johnson came into TPC Summerlin ranked 143rd, and he was still idle before the final round. Then, he rallied with a flurry of eagles and birdies in the final round.
Johnson jarred his approach on the par-4 fourth, tacked on three more birdies, then eagled the par-5 16th to get to 7 under, which is among the best rounds of the day. Johnson is projected to move all the way to 121st on the money list. As we've seen in recent years, that number is critical -- usually a player around the 120 mark has some wiggle room as they play the season finale.
Don’t look now but there are 19 players in double digits within four strokes of the lead held by John Rollins, who has birdied three of his first five holes.
Richard S. Johnson and Brandt Snedeker, the 2007 winner of the Wyndham Championship, are tied at 13 under.
Johnson actually made the turn in 29 but missed a 21-inch par putt at No. 10. He did bounce back with a birdie at the 11th and is 6 under through 12 holes.