Steve Stricker's slim chance of making the US Ryder Cup team is gone after the 47-year-old confirmed he will not play again until December due to injury.
Stricker had already been chosen as one of captain Tom Watson's assistants alongside Andy North and Ray Floyd but, after a seventh-placed finish at the US PGA Championship, Watson revealed he had not ruled out handing the 12-time PGA Tour winner a wild card.
That will not be happening now, however, as Stricker has confirmed he is going to "shut it down" for the time being due to back and hip injuries.
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"Sounds like I've got a back and hip issue," he said. "Going to shut it down till December. Rest and rehab and then try to play and see how it goes."
Meanwhile Tiger Woods has revealed he pulled out of the Ryder Cup because he did not feel he could have won a point for the United States. Woods withdrew himself from contention last week.
"Physically, I couldn't do it," Woods admitted. "I wouldn't be ready and I just couldn't help the team. When your name is called you have to be able to go out there and get a point and I didn't feel like I could be ready enough to get a point."