Aaron Smart is retiring from Masters, citing psychological well being points

Aaron Wise announced Friday that he has withdrawn from the upcoming Masters tournament to focus on his mental health.

“Unfortunately, I’m retiring from The Masters today,” Wise wrote in an Instagram story. “Golf is as much a mental game as it is a physical skill game and the mental part of it has been a struggle for me lately. I don’t take the importance of playing at Augusta lightly, but I do know that I need to take some time to focus on my mental health so I can compete again at a level that I can do i am proud

“It hurts, but it’s necessary. See you soon.”

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Wise, 26, won his only PGA Tour title at the 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson Championship en route to being named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year that season.

Wise qualified for Augusta National this year by finishing in the top 50 in the 2022 Official Golf World Rankings. He is currently in 45th place.

The Masters starts on Thursday.

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