FedExCup Playoffs: Cam Smith withdraws from BMW Championship with hip injury

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Cameron Smith is pulling out of the BMW Championship.

Smith officially withdrew from the second of three FedExCup Playoffs events on Monday due to a hip injury. Smith is currently ranked No. 3 in the FedExCup standings, and his agent, Bud Martin, said he still plans to try and play in the Tour Championship next week.

"He has been dealing with some on and off hip discomfort for several months and thought it best he rest this week in his pursuit of the FedExCup," Martin said in a statement, via ESPN.

As he’s at No. 3, Smith shouldn’t have an issue qualifying for next week’s tournament at East Lake in Atlanta — where the top 30 will advance.

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Smith, 28, has won three times this season — including at both The Players Championship and the British Open. He has 12 top-25 finishes, and he’s climbed to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Rankings, an all-time high for him.

Smith finished T13 at the FedEx St. Jude Championship last week in Memphis.

The news of his withdrawal comes amid reports that Smith is set to join the LIV Golf Invitational Series after the PGA Tour season ends. Smith, according to The Telegraph, has signed a $100 million deal to join the controversial Saudi Arabian-backed league — though he’s declined to address it specifically on multiple occasions.

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Cam Smith, who is at No. 3 in the standings, is reportedly poised to leave the PGA Tour for LIV Golf. (AP/Mark Humphrey)