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Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama pulls out of PGA Tour event after Covid-19 test

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Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama pulls out of PGA Tour event after Covid-19 test

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.

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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.

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“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.

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Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama pulls out of PGA Tour event after Covid-19 test