Matthew Wolff Withdraws From The Open Championship

Matthew Wolff
Matthew Wolff talks with his caddie Nick Heinen 1during the third round of the 120th U.S. Open Championship on September 19, 2020 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Matthew Wolff headlines a group of three players who have withdrawn from the The Open at Royal St. George’s this week.

Wolff didn’t give a reason for withdrawal but it’s assumed to be COVID related – either not interested in jumping through the hoops of the protocols put in place by the R&A and/or he’s learned he’s been in contact with a positive person through tracing.

Ranked No. 35 in the world, Wolff will be replaced by Andy Sullivan, who is competing in this week’s Scottish Open.

Others who’ve withdrawn over the past 48 hours include Danny Lee, who exited the John Deere Classic on Friday with an injury, and then withdrew from The Open, as well as K.H. Lee – due to the birth of his child.

The Lees will be replaced by Frenchman Antoine Rozner and American Troy Merritt, respectively.

The 22-year old Wolff, who seems to play his best in the majors, would have made his debut at The Open Championship.

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