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Daniel Berger out of Mexico Open

April 25, 2022

Andrew Redington

Daniel Berger dropped out of the Mexico Open Monday morning.

As of writing there was no official reason for Berger’s decision. However, Rick Gehman of the 300 Yards To Unknown Podcast cites a back injury as the reason for Berger’s exit.

Berger was one of the top billed players in the field, with only Jon Rahm owning lower gambling odds entering the week. The four-time PGA Tour winner has battled a back issue for most of the year and has only played eight events.

Despite the issue Berger has been solid when he has teed it up, ranking fifth in strokes gained on the season. His best finish in 2022 was a fourth-place finish at the Honda Classic and turned in a T-5 at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. His last appearance was two weeks ago at the RBC Heritage, where he finished T-21.

Arjun Atwal has been added to the field to replace Berger. Atwal, 49, has played in two events this year.

The Mexico Open is a former PGA Tour Latinoamerica event that has been elevated to PGA Tour status this year. It takes the place of the former WGC-Mexico Championship, which has been discontinued.