Rory WDs from the RBC Heritage this week, which is a designated event. Not sure what's going on, if there is an injury or just some burnout and he wants rest. He also skipped Kapalua which was designated. I may be wrong but my understanding was that for this year the players were supposed to only get 1 hall pass for the designated events. The communication was lousy on this so I may well have missed something. I know going forward with the new structure there is no requirment for players to play so maybe that quietyly got changed.
I also wonder if we'll see a few more WD's. The schedule has been pretty heavy for the past two months. Genesis
, Honda, API
, Valspar, Match Play
, Valero, Masters
, RBC Heritage
. 5 of the last 8 weeks have featured a designated event, 6 of 9 including this week. That is a lot of high level golf in a short amount of time.