Author of a strong +17 over two laps this week at the Honda Classic, Matthew Wolff inevitably missed the cut at +2. The American, who had decided between April and June 2021 to suspend his career to treat mental health problems, is going through a new zone of turbulence.
Three doubles, fourteen bogeys for only three birdies… The last start of matthew wolf22 years old, player number 35 in the world, became a nightmare between Thursday and Friday in the formidable race of champions from PGA Nationalfor Palm Beach Gardens (Florida). A true via crucis that resulted in a last place in the classification, tied at +17 (157) with the Colombian camilo villegas.
After a fairly solid start to the season, notably with a top 3 finish (2nd in Schriners Boys Open on October 10) and a 5th place in the Mayakoba Championship (November 7) For four cuts made in four starts, the year 2022 hasn’t really started the way 2021 ended.American Express (January 23) and an anecdotal position 64 in Open Farmers Insurance a week later in torrey pines (California).
The mental test of the players 🏌️🤯
– GOLF+ (@GolfCanalPlus) February 22, 2022
Above all, during these two meetings (before the slingshot classic), the American with the atypical swing has only played in the 60s once in seven rounds against thirteen times (in sixteen rounds) since the start of the 2021-22 financial year. The most worrying thing today is whether the one who finished second in theus open in 2020 (behind Bryson DeChambeau) does not go back.
Very affected after his disqualification in teachers for having signed a bad card at the end of the second round, Wolff, following a failed cut in the Zurich Classic at the end of April, he had withdrawn from competition for two long months to deal with mental issues that, as we know, can affect professional golfers when they go through a serious period of doubt (see tweet above).
Visibly “healed”, he then reappeared for the US Open at Torrey Pines (victory by Jon Rahm), offering himself 15th place before playing another six tournaments but without doing better than a top 20 (17th) in WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitationalearly august…
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