Aaron Wise has withdrawn from next week’s Masters to focus on his mental health.
The world number 45 announced the decision on social media saying he had decided to skip the Augusta date to spend time focusing on his mental health in order to “get back to competing at a level I am proud of.”
Wise, a 2018 PGA Tour rookie of the year took to Instagram to say: “Regretfully I am withdrawing from The Masters today.
“Golf is just as much a mental game as it is one of physical skill, and the mental piece of it has been a struggle for me recently.
“I don’t take the significance of playing at Augusta lightly, but know that I need to take some time away to focus on my mental health so I can get back to competing at a level I am proud of.
“This hurts, but it’s needed. See you all soon.”
Wise works with Irish putting coach Stephen Sweeney and his best finish at the Masters is 17th on his debut in 2019.
The American missed the cut in four of his last five stroke play events.
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