Hideki Matsuyama FORCED OUT of PGA Tour's Houston Open

Hideki Matsuyama withdrew during the third round of the Cadence Bank Houston Open on the PGA Tour at Memorial Park Golf Course.

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Sat, 12 Nov 2022
Hideki Matsuyama FORCED OUT of PGA Tour's Houston Open

Hideki Matsuyama's injury woes on the PGA Tour appear to be non-stop in 2022. 

The Japanese superstar was forced to withdraw from the Cadence Bank Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course during the third round. 

The official communications team confirmed the reason Matsuyama withdrew was because of a neck injury. 

Related: Hideki snubs LIV Golf for PGA Tour

Despite starting 2022 in glistening form with a win at Sony Open in Hawaii, it's been a bit of a struggle for the 30-year-old former Masters champion. 

He has dealt with several injuries. 

Matsuyama withdrew from the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass because of a back injury. 

He also withdrew from the Valero Texas Open a week before playing at Augusta National because of a neck injury. 

It doesn't stop there. He withdrew from the 3M Open after the first round and also had to miss out once again at the FedEx St. Jude Championship. 

Now he's out of Houston. Matsuyama did make the cut on the number as Tony Finau went bonkers on Friday. 

That's after pretending to be Happy Gilmore. 

But after a 4-over par front nine on Saturday, Matsuyama decided to call it quits. 

Sam Burns also withdrew from the Houston Open during the second round after carding an opening round of 77

Burns managed three holes during his second round before he decided to pack it in. 

Here's to hoping that Matsuyama can get back to full fitness soon because in full-flight he is one of the best to watch. 

Matsuyama has been heavily linked with a move to LIV Golf but according to reports he was torn between money and legacy. 

It looks like the Srixon staffer will remain a PGA Tour player for now, but who knows!

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