Will Zalatoris Out for PGA Tour Season With Back Surgery

Will Zalatoris will have back surgery and will miss the rest of the PGA Tour season.

Will Zalatoris had back surgery at the Masters and will be finished playing on the PGA Tour. He has only played seven times since his last back injury.

Zalatoris lost in a playoff at PGA Championship. He was just one putt away of forcing a playoff in U.S. Open last season. Zalatoris announced Monday via Instagram that he had a microdiscectomy Saturday after seeking multiple medical opinions.

He wrote, "Although I don't like not being able play the remainder of this season, it is a relief that I can already see the benefits of the procedure." "Playing in pain is not enjoyable."

Zalatoris is the No. After a strong 2022, Zalatoris is ranked 8th in the world. He also had close calls at two majors. However, he won his first PGA Tour win in the FedEx St. Jude Championship where he defeated Sepp Strka in a playoff.

He withdrew from the BMW Championship in the middle of round two a week later. He sat out the remainder of the year, missing most of the PGA Tour postseason as well as the chance to play at the Presidents Cup.

In January, he returned to the Genesis Invitational and was not seriously challenged. His lone top-10 finish in seven starts was at Genesis Invitational. Zalatoris practice rounds at Augusta National, but withdrew before the Masters began.