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Jim Furyk opts for wrist surgery, could miss three months

February 01, 2016

Jim Furyk will undergo surgery on his left wrist, a decision that may keep him out of action for three more months.

"While I am disappointed that the wrist has not yet healed sufficiently for me to return to play, I am confident that the surgery at this point is the best course of action, and will get me back in the shortest possible time," Furyk said in a statement released through The Legacy Agency. "This has been frustrating for me to this point, but I am focusing on an aggressive rehabilitation program and having a strong year once I am sufficiently healed."

Furyk , 45, withdrew from last year’s BMW Championship, and has yet to play in 2016. A three-month absence would mean him missing the Masters, and would hurt his chances of qualifying for the Ryder Cup this fall. Furyk is currently No. 9 in the Official World Golf Ranking.