There is no word yet regarding his status for next Monday’s Masters at Augusta and he’s expected to be among those who are the most likely to get the green jacket.

The 30 year old Japanese star shot a 2-over seventy-four in the first round on Thursday at San Antonio and withdrew at halfway on Friday, having played nine holes for one-under 35.

The Japanese golfer is ranked No.12 on the Official World Golf Ranking, Matsuyama hasn’t played in one since he was tied for 20th place at the March 3 – 6 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

He also resigned from The Players Championship (March 10-14) due to an injury to his back.

He’s already won two championships at the PGA Tour this season, at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January, and at in the ZOZO Tournament which took place in Japan during October.

In April, on Augusta National, Matsuyama defeated Will Zalatoris by one stroke to take home at the Masters as the only person from Japan to take home an important.