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Daniel Berger withdraws from John Deere Classic

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May 27, 2022; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Daniel Berger plays his shot from the sixth tee during the second round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Berger withdrew from this week’s John Deere Classic on Monday, citing an unspecified injury.

He announced his withdrawal on Twitter, saying the decision “gutted” him but that he wasn’t at 100 percent and did not “feel prepared to tee it up.”

Berger, 29, has four career PGA Tour victories but none this year. He has three top-10 finishes in 2022 but missed the cut at the U.S. Open.

He withdrew from the Mexico Open at Vidanta in May before the event started, and a back injury kept him from defending his title at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February.

Berger is ranked No. 25 in the world and was the highest-ranked player in the field at the John Deere Classic.

The tournament begins Thursday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. Lucas Glover was the winner in 2021.

–Field Level Media