Former Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama and Will Zalatoris Set to Withdraw from 2023 WGC-Dell Match Play Tournament
The upcoming 2023 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play tournament will feature some of the top golfers in the world - but, notably, it will be missing two of its biggest stars. Former Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama and rising star Will Zalatoris have both officially withdrawn from the tournament due to personal reasons.
Matsuyama is a five-time winner on the PGA Tour, including his stunning victory at the 2021 Masters. He had been slated to compete in the 2023 Match Play event, but has now had to put aside his plans as he focuses on other matters.
Will Zalatoris, meanwhile, also decided not to take part in this year's competition. The 24-year-old Texan has emerged as one of the brightest stars on tour over the past few years, and was expected to make a splash at this year's event before deciding to withdraw for personal reasons.
The absence of these two players will undoubtedly be felt by those attending or tuning into this year's WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play tournament. Both Matsuyama and Zalatoris have earned a reputation for their massive drives off the tee and their ability to fire up galleries with their prodigious talent. While they won't be taking part in this event, they are sure to make their presence felt in future tournaments.