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Read the entire story on SportsLook Notebook for Japan Sports.[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Hideki Matsuyama Leaves Tourney due to neck pain

In the middle of March 2022, Hideki Matsuyama was unable to play due to the back injury. He was forced out of a tournament in the second round of the build-up to the Masters event, which took place just a few weeks after.

However, Matsuyama who was who was the 2021 Masters champion He was back playing golf just in time to play in last year’s event at Augusta, Georgia. He was tied for 14th place.

The 2019 Masters will be played from between April 7 and 10 at Augusta National Golf Club, and Matsuyama has been ruled out of the World Golf Championships (WGC)-Dell Technologies Match Play tournament in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, March 24, due to a neck strain.

Similar season, different illness.


“I felt a bit stiff in my neck this morning as I was getting ready on the range. It prevented me from taking an entire shot,” Matsuyama said in an announcement.

“As as a precautionary measure I decided to forfeit the match Max [Homa] in order to rest before advancing to play in the Valero Texas Open in the coming week (March 30 – April 2.).”

Hideki Matsuyama chips on the fifth hole in the first round at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play tournament. (Eric Gay/AP)

On the 12th of March, Matsuyama finished fifth in The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra, Florida, carding 9-under 279. He missed the cut in each of his previous tournaments which included The Genesis Invitational and Arnold Palmer Invitational in March and February.

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