Aaron Wise announces he’s withdrawing from the Masters to focus on mental health

Aaron Wise’s second Masters appearance will have to wait.

The 26-year-old announced Friday on his Instagram page he was withdrawing from the 2023 Masters to focus on his mental health. On his story, he typed a note to describe his decision with the caption ‘This hurts, but it’s needed. See you all soon.’

“Regretfully I am withdrawing from The Masters. Golf is just as much a mental game as it is one of physical skill, and the mental piece of it has been a struggle for me recently. I don’t take the significance of playing at Augusta lightly, but know that I need to take some time away to focus on my mental health so I can get back to competing at a level I am proud of.”

A post from Aaron Wise’s instagram story describing why he’s withdrawing from the Masters.

Wise has made the cut in seven of his 11 starts this year, but he has missed the cut in four of his last six starts. He finished sixth at the CJ Cup in October.

He has one PGA Tour win, coming at the 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson.