Masters tournament champion Hideki Matsuyama will miss the Open Championship later this month in Sandwich, England as he continues battling the COVID-19 infection, his management announced on Sunday.
Hideki Matsuyama (Kyodo)
The 29-year-old tested positive for the virus on July 2 ahead of the second round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, Michigan. Matsuyama is recovering at home after a new test returned positive on Saturday, management said.
His absence from the Open Championship means his back-to-back appearances at major tournaments will end at 33, while his participation in the Tokyo Olympics with men’s golf from July 29 remains concerns.
Matsuyama became the first Japanese to win a major tournament by winning the Masters in April.
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