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Matthew Wolff WDs from U.S. Open qualifier; LIV Golf status unclear

Field Level Media
06 Jun 2023, 08:40 GMT+10

Matthew Wolff withdrew from his U.S. Open qualifier Monday in Boynton Beach, Fla., as speculated persisted about his future with LIV Golf.

Once ranked as high as No. 12 in the Official World Golf Ranking, Wolff has not performed well of late on the Saudi-funded LIV circuit and withdrew from the most recent event, LIV Golf D.C., before the final round.

Wolff's LIV Golf team, the Brooks Koepka-captained Smash GC, unfollowed Wolff on social media and removed his name from its social media bios, making it unclear whether he was still affiliated with the team.

Wolff, still just 24 years old, burst onto the professional golf scene in 2019 after his college career with golf powerhouse Oklahoma State. He won the 3M Open as a 20-year-old in July 2019, tied for fourth at the 2020 PGA Championship and finished second to Bryson DeChambeau at the 2020 U.S. Open.

He took a mental health break from the PGA Tour for part of 2021 and said he was doing better when he returned. The next year, he was among the PGA Tour players who played in LIV's debut event outside London and was suspended from the tour indefinitely.

Wolff has not played any major since missing the cut at the 2022 Masters and PGA Championship. He attempted to qualify for the 2022 U.S. Open but walked off the course after a poor drive during his qualifier.

Thirteen other LIV players are attempting to make the U.S. Open field via 36-hole qualifiers on Monday, often called "the longest day in golf." Sergio Garcia of Spain already made the field via a qualifier last month in Dallas.

--Field Level Media

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