Lanto Griffin replaced by alternate Daniel Chopra in Butterfield Bermuda Championship field
Lanto Griffin became the latest high-profile name to withdraw from the Butterfield Bermuda Championship before the field was finalised last night.
Griffin, joint eighteenth in the inaugural championship in 2019 before skipping the tournament last year, was among four players who competed over the weekend in the Zozo Championship in Chiba, Japan, and who were in the original field for Bermuda.
Former champion Brendon Todd and Will Zalatoris were the first to withdraw, while the departure of Griffin was not confirmed until last night.
Griffin moved up to 20th on the PGA Tour money list and 21st in the FedEx Cup rankings after finishing joint seventh in Japan with a four-round total of 275, five under par, at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club.
His place in Bermuda will be taken by alternate Daniel Chopra.
According to the PGA Tour, Matthew NeSmith, who was joint 48th in Japan, remains on schedule to be in Bermuda to tee it up at Port Royal Golf Course starting on Thursday.
Chopra is a veteran pro golfer who represents Sweden and has won two PGA Tour events.