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Louis Oosthuizen withdraws from Wyndham Championship, Wes Roach added to tournament

Oosthuizen had the third best odds to win the tournament.

PGA: WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational - Third Round Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Louis Oosthuizen has withdrawn from this weekend’s Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, NC, the final tournament of the PGA Tour regular season before the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs next week. He cited a neck injury as the reason for the withdrawal.

The South African pro had the third-highest odds to win the tournament and is the second top-ranked player to withdraw from the tournament after Patrick Reed bowed out on Tuesday.

Currently ranked No. 8 in the FedEx Cup standings, Oosthuizen was enjoying a successful season where he’s claimed four runner-up finishes, two top-three finishes, and eight top-10 finishes overall. He participated in the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis last weekend where he tied for 17th by finishing seven under par.

His replacement in Greensboro will be Wes Roach, who is ranked No. 208 in the current FedEx Cup standings. The Knoxville, TN, native has made the cut in seven tour events this season where his best finish was tying for 13th in the Puerto Rico Open on Feb. 28.