Wilcox WDs from Deutsche Bank with knee injury
At No. 89 in the FedExCup, his season comes to an end
September 02, 2015
- September 02, 2015
- Will Wilcox had four top-10s, including a runner-up at the Barbasol Championship, in 17 starts this season. (Jeff Haynes/Getty Images)
NORTON, Mass. -- Will Wilcox, No. 89 in the FedExCup, has withdrawn from the Deutsche Bank Championship after injuring his knee Monday. With only the top 70 advancing to the BMW Championship in two weeks, Wilcox has been eliminated from the Playoffs.
"On Monday morning of this week, I slammed my right knee into the dash of my rental car, which was set up much differently than my car, while getting in to drive to a fundraiser golf event outside of Atlanta," Wilcox wrote on his website, www.willwilcoxgolf.com.
Wilcox said he attempted to treat the injury with rest and ice, but the pain and swelling continued. He worked with the Atlanta Hawks trainers and went to see a prominent Atlanta orthopedic doctor, Scott Maughon. He had an x-ray and an MRI.
The diagnosis, Wilcox said, was "deep bruising to my patellar tendon, which explains the current pain and difficulty in applying weight to my right knee and leg."
So he decided withdrawing was his only option. He will not be replaced in the field, which is now 98.
"This was not an easy decision to make, but one I do with my best interests and future health in mind," he wrote.
"(This year) has been a dream come true year. To start the year with conditional status and fight my way inside the Top 75 on the PGA TOUR is something I am very proud of. I have had a lot of fun with all the fans at the events and on social media and cannot thank everyone enough for the all the positive vibes and support they have shown me."