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Matthew Wolff has added his name to the list of withdrawals for golf's oldest Major.
Matthew Wolff Among A Number Of Open Championship Withdrawals
Matthew Wolff has endured a torrid 2021 so far and will now miss the final Major of the year at Royal St George's (opens in new tab).
Joining Sungjae Im (opens in new tab), Si Woo Kim, K.H Lee, Kevin Na (opens in new tab) and Danny Lee, the 22-year-old, who was disqualified from the Masters after signing for an incorrect scorecard, is yet another withdrawal from the event
The reason for the withdrawal stems from South Korea's mandatory military service, which all able-bodied 18 to 28 year olds must complete.
However, if the duo were to win a medal at the games, then their service would be reduced.
After claiming his first PGA Tour victory in May (opens in new tab), K.H Lee, has skipped the event due to the birth of his child, whilst Danny Lee has withdrawn due to injury.
In a statement from the R&A, Na said: "It was a tough decision, but for my family and me, it is best to skip the Open this year. I will be back next year. It is one of my favourite weeks and I would love to hold the claret jug one day."
After the American's withdrawal, his fellow countryman, Wolff (opens in new tab), also announced that he won't be appearing at Royal St George's, with the reason still undisclosed.
It's not the first time that Wolff has withdrawn from an event this season. On the Tuesday night before the PGA Championship, the American announced his withdrawal from Kiawah Island.
Wolff also withdrew from the WGC-Workday Championship after a first round 83.
Kim and Im will be replaced by Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo (opens in new tab) and American Keegan Bradley (opens in new tab), with Na being replaced by Martin Kaymer (opens in new tab), K.H Lee by Antione Rozner, Danny Lee by Troy Merritt and Wolff by Andy Sullivan (opens in new tab)
Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
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