Just one day before the opening round, the number of withdrawals at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship has already reached 12 competitors from the original committed field list.
Jason Day, a past champion and the world's No. 8-ranked player, withdrew from the tournament Wednesday morning after experiencing dizziness on the course at TPC Four Seasons in Irving, Texas. That announcement came on the heels of Ian Poulter's withdrawal earlier in the day. Poulter tweeted that he'd suffered a strain in the gym and wouldn't play for precautionary measures.
Kevin Kisner, who has finished in the top five in three of his past five starts, withdrew earlier in the week.
Perhaps factoring in these decisions is that the host venue, TPC Four Seasons Resort, has already been deluged by rain, with more heavy storms expected to pelt the Dallas area during some, if not all, of the four tournament rounds.
Scheduled to conclude Sunday afternoon, the tournament last had a Monday finish in 2010, when Day won his first career PGA Tour title.