AUSTIN, Texas — Hideki Matsuyama withdrew from the WGC-Dell Applied sciences Match Play earlier than his tee time Friday, giving Max Homa the break day and a spot within the knockout stage.
Matsuyama cited a neck damage for conceding the match towards Homa. He was warming up on the vary for about 20 minutes making an attempt to get unfastened.
The withdrawal additionally knocks out Justin Suh, who would have wanted to win his match towards Kevin Kisner and have Matsuyama beat Homa to achieve a playoff to resolve the group winner.
Matsuyama has reached the weekend of this occasion just one time in eight appearances.