Ryan Moore Withdraws From U.S. Open

At last year’s U.S. Open, the title was captured by Dustin Johnson, one of the best players in the world without a major victory. If the trend is going to continue at Erin Hills next week, it won’t be Ryan Moore who finally breaks through on the major stage.

The 34-year-old major-less American was forced to withdraw from his spot at the U.S. Open after a shoulder injury put him on the sideline for a month.


  • Top Finishes: Moore has two top-10 finishes this season in events with very strong fields: a T3 at the year-opening SBS Tournament of Champions and a T9 at The Masters.
  • Pain Increased: Moore has struggled badly in his last two starts, combining two missed cuts with a T53 and a T67. He finished +5 or worse in all four.
  • Recovery Time: The recovery for Moore’s shoulder injury is 3-4 weeks, forcing him to withdraw from next week’s U.S. Open.
  • Breakthrough Season: Moore did have a great 2016 season however, with nine top 10s in 23 events, including a win at the John Deere Classic. He also qualified for the Ryder Cup as a Captain’s pick, where he scored the winning point for the victorious American side.
  • Alternate Plans: Moore will be replaced in the U.S. Open field by Michael Putnam, the first alternate at the Columbus, Ohio Sectional.


“While the strained shoulder is a minor injury, Ryan’s doctor recommended he take time off to let it heal. He is expected back at full health.”
Jeremy Moore, brother and manager

Joel Cook

Joel Cook is Pro Golf Weekly's Lead Writer. He is a member of the Golf Writer's Association of America.

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