The stakes in the world of golf are pretty high right now as the FedEx Cup playoffs continue this week and the chance to win the season’s top prize draws closer. Unfortunately, one of the game’s best won’t be on the links this week when the playoffs continue this week in Wilmington, Del.
Cameron Smith, ranked No. 3 in the world heading into this week, has officially retired from the BMW Championship. His agent said in a statement that the Australian was suffering from “hip discomfort” and had opted to rest and be healthy for the Tour Championship later this month.