Injury ends Bozzelli’s rookie PGA Tour season

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SILVIS, IL – JULY 13: Dominic Bozzelli hits his tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run on July 13, 2017 in Silvis, Illinois. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Dominic Bozzelli’s PGA Tour season ended a bit earlier than expected. 

Bozzelli withdrew from the Northern Trust Open early Tuesday morning because of an injury. He made the announcement on his twitter feed just before 5am. 

There are no details on the specific injury. 

The Rochester native had not played since the Canadien Open at the end of July. He was not eligible for the two of the events since: the PGA Championship and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. 

Bozzelli has not made a cut since early June, but was still 115th on the FedEx Cup points list and would have been in the field for the opening event of the FedEx Cup playoffs this week. 

Only the top 100 qualify for next week’s Dell Championship in Boston, so Bozzelli’s withdrawal effectively ended his season. 

The top 125 players on the FedEx list keep their tour cards for next season. Only those top 125 qualify for the Northern Trust Open this week. Even without participating, the worst Bozzelli can finish in FedEx points is 125th. 

That means he’ll be back on Tour for 2017-18. 

Bozzelli finished his inaugural PGA Tour season with over $868,000 in winnings. He made the cut in nine of 22 events, posting three top 10’s and two top 5’s. His best finish was a third place at the Valspar Championship in March. 

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