Invoking the need to work on his mental health, Aaron Wise announced on his Instagram account that he had decided to withdraw from the next Masters.
45th player in the world Aaron Wise is currently going through a delicate period in tournaments.
Eliminated in the group stage at WGC Match Play last week, the 26-year-old had previously missed 4 cuts in the last 5 tournaments in which he took part.
I don’t take the importance of playing Augusta lightly, but I know I need to make time to focus on my mental health
Le syndrome de Tin Cup
In particular, he had a particularly painful moment at the Players at the beginning of March when he put three balls in the water since the start at 18 of the TPC Sawgrass.
It was in the first round and Wise ended his day with a 10 on that terrible par 4.
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17th of the Masters in 2019
A series of underperformances which installed doubt in the head of the American native of Cape Town in South Africa to the point of pushing him to give up lining up in the first major of the season.
“Unfortunately, I have to withdraw from the Masters. Golf is as much a mental game as it is a game of skill, and currently. I fight with my mind.” confides the player in a story posted on his Instagram account and who was to take part in his 2nd Augusta Masters from Thursday.
“I don’t take the importance of playing at Augusta lightly, but I know I need to make time to focus on my mental health so I can return to competition at a level I can be proud of.”
Winner at 21 of the AT&T Byron Nelson in 2018 for his first full year on the circuit, he had won the title of rookie of the year. For his first participation in the Masters the following year he took a promising 17th place.
This season, Wise has signed only one top 10, it was during the CJ Cup last October.
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