World No. 45 Aaron Wise has withdrawn from the forthcoming 2023 Masters, citing a need to work on his mental health.
Wise, 26, made the surprise announcement on 31 March via his official Instagram page.
Wise is a PGA Tour winner. His sole victory to date came at the 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson with a three stroke win over Australia's Marc Leishman, who now plays in the LIV Golf League.
In that very same season, he also won the coveted honour of the PGA Tour's Rookie of the Year. He also won the NCAA individual championship in 2016.
It's been somewhat of a struggle on the course so far this season for Wise. He has missed the cut in four of his last five stroke-play events.
That included shooting an opening round of 80 at the Players Championship.
Wise was involved in an all-too relatable golf moment when he stuck three balls in the water on No. 18 at TPC Sawgrass.
He competed in the WGC Match Play last week but did not get out of his group.
The 2023 Masters will take place over 6-9 April. The defending champion is Scottie Scheffler.