Koepka, Woodland amongst 5 to take a seat out Match Play

Brooks Koepka and previous finalist Gary Woodland had been amongst 5 gamers from the highest 64 on the earth who won’t be taking part in within the Dell Applied sciences Match Play subsequent week at Austin Nation Membership.

Koepka is recovering from a pressure in his proper leg. The Match Play, which begins Wednesday in Austin, Texas, would be the third straight event the four-time main champion has not been in a position to play.

Woodland, Adam Scott, Justin Rose and Tiger Woods are the others from the highest 64 on the earth rating who won’t play, the least stunning being Woods. He returned dwelling to Florida this week to renew a protracted restoration from critical leg accidents sustained in a Feb. 23 single-car crash in Los Angeles.

They had been changed within the discipline by the subsequent 5 obtainable on this week’s world rating — Ian Poulter, Erik van Rooyen, Adam Lengthy, J.T. Poston and Dylan Frittelli, who performed school golf at Texas.

Scott had mentioned final week he wouldn’t be taking part in. His remaining occasion forward of the Masters is that this week on the Honda Traditional. Rose withdrew from Bay Hill and the Gamers Championship with again points.

Woodland, who misplaced to Rory McIlroy within the championship match at Harding Park in 2015, examined optimistic for the coronavirus and needed to withdraw from the Honda Traditional. It was not clear if the 10-day isolation required underneath PGA Tour protocols would permit him to play the Match Play due to the Wednesday begin.

In keeping with tour laws, a participant should begin the primary match in group play to be eligible for the subsequent two.

The event options three days of round-robin matches amongst 16 four-player teams, that are full of gamers from the Nos. 1-16 seeds, Nos. 17-32, Nos. 33-48 and Nos. 49-64.

Dustin Johnson, who gained at Austin Nation Membership over Jon Rahm in 2017, Justin Thomas, Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau are the highest seeds.

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