It was clear this weekend that the winner of The Masters Hideki Matsuyama would miss the Open Championship at Royal St. George. Japan is asymptomatic, but gets positive results in tests after being tested positive two weeks ago.
Puppa Watson has also resigned despite being vaccinated and having close contact with victims.
– The rules are different when it comes to Govt. In the United States and the United Kingdom and it is not possible for me to jump on a charter or a regular plane. I didn’t make the rules, but Watson says I have to follow them.
Earlier, Kevin Na refused due to strict restrictions on players. Matthew Wolf has resigned.
Late on Sunday, news came that 2001 The Open winner David Dowell would miss this year’s edition. No reason has been given yet, but Dowell should have expected the Major to play again, as it was long before he had anything to do with the win or the weekend.
– I would love to be back there. I love the memories and the audience. They have a remarkable understanding of the game. They appreciate what you have achieved, even a short time ago, Dowell said To Golf Digest last week.
Non-competitive starting players at The Open Championship 2021:
Previous winners under 65:
Ian Baker-Pinch (Van 1991)
Mark Calcavacia (1989)
Ben Curtis (2003)
John Daly (1995)
David Dowell (2001)
Todd Hamilton (2004)
Paul Larry (1999)
Justin Leonard (1997)
Tiger Woods (2000, 2005, 2006)
Charles Howell III
The authors reason
Eric Franzon & Oscar Oscard