A back injury has forced Jason Day to pull out of Wednesday’s pro-am, though he will still play the Barclays.
In a statement released by the PGA Tour, Day's physiotherapist and trainer Cornel Driessen confirmed the PGA champion, an 11/1 favourite this week, still plans to play the FedEx Cup opener.
"Jason tweaked his back moving an item under his motor coach last night. This is a precautionary withdrawal for a long-standing disc issue," said Driessen.
Day was seen practicing at Plainfield Country Club, venue for the Barclays, on Tuesday.
Aside from recurring back troubles, the Australian has also been struggling with a condition known as benign positional vertigo, which has led to a few dizzy spells out on course.
At the same time, Day's form has never been better, and he could well be a worth a punt on Paddy Power this week.
Sam Horsfield was literally lost for words after his maiden European Tour win.
The American sits atop the leaderboard despite a mixed third round on Saturday.
The Englishman saw a commanding lead cut after a stuttering back nine.
Brooks Koepka made a not-so-subtle dig at Bryson DeChambeau’s “anthill” moment from the first round in Memphis.
The tournament marked the resumption of the tour.
Horsfield fired an eagle and seven birdies in a second round of 63 at the Forest of Arden to share the halfway lead with Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez.
Koepka carded a superb 62 to take a two-stroke lead after the opening day.
A change in date from August to May last year placed the tournament second in line behind the Masters, in calendar terms at least.
The four-time major winner shot 62 in his opening round.