Reigning Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama withdrew from the PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Basic sooner than Friday’s 2nd spherical after testing obvious for Covid-19.
The 29-year-pale world number 18 grew to turn out to be the first Jap man to grab a most foremost golf title when he captured the golf green jacket in April at Augusta National.
“It’s disappointing to receive this information and settle on to withdraw from the Rocket Mortgage Basic,” Hideki Matsuyama said in a observation released by the tour.
“I might make a choice the total essential precautions to make certain the successfully being and safety of all others. I love and thank all people for their bother upfront. I look forward to a fleshy restoration and returning to opponents as soon as conceivable.”
Matsuyama opened with a level par 70 within the first spherical at Detroit Golf Membership.
His departure forced six-time most foremost winner Phil Mickelson and fellow American Rickie Fowler to play in a twosome on Friday.
Hideki Matsuyama is determined to suggest Japan within the Olympic golf match from July 29-August 1 and is entered within the British Originate on July 15-18 at England’s Royal St. George’s.
Below Covid-19 protocols, Matsuyama must quarantine for 10 days or till he returns two negative tests more than 24 hours apart.