Jim Furyk to come back from wrist surgery at Wells Fargo Championship

Jim Furyk will make his comeback from a wrist injury and subsequent surgery next week at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Furyk announced his return date on Friday, adding that he'll also play the following week at The Players Championship in his backyard in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

The 2003 U.S. Open winner hasn't played since withdrawing from the BMW Championship in September 2015 after six holes because of pain caused by his wrist injury. He first experienced the injury two weeks prior at the Deutsche Bank Championship in a pro-am. Although he qualified for the Tour Championship and the U.S. Presidents Cup team, Furyk pulled out of both events.

He had hoped to wait out the injury and avoid surgery. However, in February, Furyk decided to go under the knife and speed up the process. He expected to be out three months, and he'll return right on schedule.

Furyk, who won the RBC Heritage last year for his 17th PGA Tour title, is ranked 24th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

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