‘I’m disappointed’ | Jordan Spieth explains why he’s pulling out of the North Texas tournament

Spieth retired from AT&T Byron Nelson in McKinney.

MCKINNEY, Texas — North Texas native Jordan Spieth will not play in his hometown’s famed golf tournament this year, the golfer announced via his Instagram page Monday night.

Dallas-born Spieth retired from AT&T Byron Nelson, which is part of the PGA Tour and is currently hosted by TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas, approximately 30 miles northeast of Dallas.

In his Instagram story, Spieth explained why he wouldn’t be playing, explaining that he felt “severe pain in his left wrist” over the weekend and that he needs to heal. Spieth said she will evaluate the injury on a “weekly” basis.

He also added that he was disappointed at missing the tournament and not being able to play in front of his family and friends.

Spieth has a total of 11 career starts at AT&T Byron Nelson, including a runner-up finish in 2022. At age 16, Spieth accepted an exemption to play in this tournament in 2010, which was the first amateur exemption by Byron Nelson since 1995 .

Spieth’s full Instagram story was as follows:

“I had severe pain in my left wrist over the weekend and the doctors confirmed an injury that requires rest and limited movement.

AT&T Byron Nelson means the absolute world to me and I’m disappointed to lose it this week. Playing in front of family and friends in Dallas is one of the highlights of my year and the tournament staff and volunteers are second to none. Can’t wait to go back next year and many years after.

I am focused on healing as quickly as possible and will need to evaluate my recovery from week to week. Sincere thanks to the medical professionals who supported me over the weekend.”

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