Day, Dustin WD from pro-am
August 26, 2015
- August 26, 2015
- Jason Day is No. 2 in the FedExCup standings after winning three times. (David Cannon/Getty Images)
Jason Day, No. 2 in the FedExCup, and seventh-ranked Dustin Johnson withdrew from Wednesday's pro-am at The Barclays.
"Jason tweaked his back moving an item under his motor coach last night. This is a precautionary withdrawal for a long-standing disc issue," said Cornel Driessen, Day's physiotherapist and trainer.
Day is resting Wednesday with the goal of playing The Barclays. He has an 8:26 a.m. tee time on Thursday with Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson.
Spieth, Watson and Day will be featured on PGA TOUR LIVE on Thursday. Click here to subscribe.
According to his management team, Johnson, who won the rain-shortened Barclays the last time the event was played at Plainfield, has been battling severe chest congestion since the middle of last week that has led to "sleepless nights and fatigue.
"After playing seven holes today, it became evident that he needed to leave the course and get as much rest as possible before tomorrow's opening round. He is now under a doctor's care, in hopes of a speedy recovery. Needless to say, he is doing everything possible to be ready for the important weeks ahead."
Johnson is scheduled to play in PGA TOUR LIVE's other featured group Thursday. Johnson, Patrick Reed and Danny Lee are scheduled to tee off at 8:15 a.m. from Plainfield's 10th tee.