Picture of Aaron Wise. He was withdrawn from The Masters.
Aaron Wise withdraws from The Masters

Up and coming PGA Tour golfer Aaron Wise has withdrawn from The Masters citing mental health issues.

That means many golf poolies will have to adjust their Masters golf pool entry forms to adjust the groupings.

Golf is just as much a mental game as it is one of physical skill, and the mental piece of it has been a struggle for me recently. I don’t take the significance of playing at Augusta lightly, but I know that I need to take some time away to focus on my mental health so I can get back to competing at a level I am proud of.

Aaron Wise

Wise, 27, attended the University of Oregon and was a standout player on the men’s golf team. In his freshman year, he won the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship individual title, becoming just the second freshman in history to accomplish the feat. He also helped lead the Ducks to their first-ever team national championship in golf.

After two years at Oregon, Wise turned professional in 2016 and joined the Mackenzie Tour, a developmental tour in Canada. He won his first professional tournament, the Syncrude Oil Country Championship, and finished the season ranked second on the tour’s Order of Merit, earning him a promotion to the Web.com Tour for the following year.

In 2017, Wise won the Web.com Tour’s Air Capital Classic and finished the season ranked 14th on the money list, which was enough to earn his PGA Tour card for the 2017-2018 season.

Wise’s breakthrough on the PGA Tour came at the 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson, where he shot a final-round 65 to win his first PGA Tour title by three strokes. He finished the season with two top-10 finishes and was named the PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year.

Since then, Wise has continued to compete on the PGA Tour, with several strong finishes and top-10 results to his name.

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