Sungjae Im has been forced to withdraw from this week’s CJ Cup Byron Nelson at the last minute, according to the PGA Tour communications team. 

Host of PGA Tour winners forced out of CJ Cup Byron Nelson

Sungjae Im has been forced to withdraw from this week’s CJ Cup Byron Nelson at the last minute, according to the PGA Tour communications team. 

The two-time PGA Tour winner Im bowed out of the tournament prior to today’s first round due to illness.

The withdrawal will be a bitter blow for the tournament sponsor, CJ, since Im is one of their ambassadors on the PGA Tour. 

 has been replaced in the field by his South Korean compatriot Seung-yul Noh, who won the 2014 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. 

Despite successfully defending the Woori Financial Group Championship on the KPGA last week, Im has chalked up just one top-10 finish on the PGA Tour this season. 

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