PGA TOUR Statement on Hideki Matsuyama
PGA TOUR member Hideki Matsuyama withdrew from the Rocket Mortgage Classic program until the second round after testing positive for COVID-19.
“It is regrettable to receive this news and have to withdraw from the Rocket Mortgage Classic program,” Matsuyama said. “I will take all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone else. Appreciate in advance and thank everyone for your concern. I look forward to a full recovery and an early return to competition. “
Phil Mickelson and Ricky Fowler, who played Matsuyama in the first round of Thursday, will play together on Friday.
Matsuyama will enjoy full PGA TOUR support throughout his self-isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.