PGA Championship 2018: Louis Oosthuizen withdraws just before tee time

Louis Oosthuizen (Getty Images)

Louis Oosthuizen was forced to withdraw from the 2018 PGA Championship just before his Thursday tee time due to a back injury.

Oosthuizen, who has dealt with back issues in the past, has a runner-up finish in all four majors but has won just one. He has twice lost in a playoff (2012 Masters, 2015 Open Championship).

Kelly Kraft took Oosthuizen’s place in the field as an alternate, teeing off Thursday afternoon with Bill Haas and Thomas Pieters. 

Oosthuizen, ranked 34th in the world, has eight top-25 finishes on the PGA Tour this season.