Luke Donald is stepping away from golf to try to heal an ailing back.
A former world No. 1, Donald said on Twitter that he has been trying to play with back pain for the past few months and has decided to get treatment and take time off to recover.
Unfortunately after trying to play with some back pain the last few months, my team & I have decided it's best for me to receive the recommended treatment & take the necessary time to recover. Gutted about this but I'm fully committed to getting back out onto the course ASAP 😞— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) April 23, 2018
The 40-year-old Englishman hasn't won since the end of 2013 in Japan, and he missed the cut in three of the five events he played in this season.
The PGA and PGA Tour player of the year in 2011, Donald has finished no higher than tied for third in any major, doing so at the 2005 Masters and 2006 PGA Championship.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.