Australian star Cam Smith withdrew from this week’s PGA Tour BMW Championship on Monday citing a hip injury, organisers confirmed.
Smith, the recently crowned British Open champion who has been linked to a move to the breakaway LIV Golf circuit, has been struggling with a hip problem for months according to agent Bud Martin.
“He has been dealing with some on and off hip discomfort for several months and thought it best he rest this week in his pursuit of the FedExCup,” Martin said in a statement quoted by US media.
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The injury couldn’t come at a worse time for Smith as players compete in the second round of the lucrative FedEx Cup playoffs.
The purse for the BMW Championship is AUD $21.3 million while Smith’s absence will see him…