Ryan Moore passes up PGA place for bizarre reason

Ryan Moore

No sooner was Ryan Moore in the US PGA Championship than he has was out of it – and no, it had nothing to do with COVID-19.

The American was added to the field for this week’s first major of the season after the already-exempt Justin Thomas won the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind.

However, within hours, the five-time PGA Tour winner had withdrawn, citing a “scheduling conflict”.

• Arrests made after footballer's racism claims

• Where to watch this week's US PGA

• Past champions WD from US PGA

A “scheduling conflict”? In the week of a major?

Apparently so.

This time last week, Moore was the ninth alternate for the US PGA and, not fancying his chances of getting in, decided to play in last week’s Barracuda Championship at Truckee (just three hours from San Fran).

According to Golf Digest’s Brian Wacker, Moore didn't want to play both the Barracuda and PGA. So, when he got into the Harding Park field, against all odds, the 37-year-old turned down the opportunity.

• Bryson has made his wildest claim to date

• Former world No.1 announces split from coach

According to Wacker, his plan is to rest ahead of the lucrative FedEx Cup Playoffs, which get underway in a fortnight’s time in Massachusetts.

To date, Moore has played in 42 major championships, with a best finish of tied-ninth at both the 2006 US PGA and 2017 Masters.

Listen up!

Introducing The bunkered Podcast - the brand new golf podcast from bunkered.co.uk. Episode 1 drops on Tuesday morning. To listen & subscribe, for free, search for ‘bunkered’ on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Bunkered Podcast Logo

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
BUDDIES TRIP | Does Adare Manor live up to the hype?
Adare Manor
play button
£519 DRIVER vs £150 DRIVER | What's the difference?
play button
FINDING THE PERFECT IRON | Callaway Apex custom fitting
play button
Arran Golf Marathon
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Ryder Cup: Bryson DeChambeau not fazed by fans
'World first' study shows CBD oil has positive effects
"I've heard of guys sky-ing their first shot. I'm going to try not to do that." - Ryder Cup rookie Viktor Hovland
Steve Stricker pours cold water on Brooks-Bryson pairing
“Get a life!” – Ian Woosnam blasts “arrogant” Brooks Koepka

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Stand closer to the golf ball at address
play button
Keeping your height throughout the swing
play button
How to improve your balance during the golf swing
play button
Maintaining your spine angle
See all videos right arrow