Last season, Zalatoris also had to drop out of the U.S. Open because of back pain.
During that campaign, Zalatoris was in the “conditional pitch” group – through the sponsor’s door and gradually accumulating 24 trophies.
When summed up, he finished eight times in the top 10 overall with a prize pool of nearly four million dollars and finished 26th in the FedEx Cup table on the PGA Tour at the end of the season.
However, he was unable to compete for the all-arena championship because he was not an official member and received the “Outstanding Rookie” award after the FedEx Cup went to Patrick Cantlay.
An unscheduled injury at last week’s BMW Championship caused Zalatoris to drop out of the Tour Championship this week and lose the FedEx Cup.
At the BMW Championship, Zalatoris entered the heavyweight championship group after round 2.
But in the third round, he suddenly hurt his back right after the 3rd hole shot and then gave up on the 5th hole despite being treated temporarily by a medical professional.
On August 23, Zalatoris withdrew from the Tour Championship because doctors discovered he had two dorsal vertebral discs.