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Masters 2022: Harris English withdraws with hip injury

March 31, 2022

Gregory Shamus

Harris English has informed Augusta National that he will not participate in this year's Masters as he continues to rehabilitate a hip injury, the 32-year-old told Golf Digest.

English had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip on Feb. 14 and made every effort to play until deciding Thursday afternoon that his body is not ready.

"Regrettably, I will not be able to compete next week at The Masters," English wrote on Twitter. "I'm progressing very well from recent hip surgery, but have to exercise caution as I return to play. I look forward to joining my friends and fellow competitors on the PGA Tour soon."

The Valdosta native and Georgia graduate was enjoying a career renaissance before the injury, winning twice in 2021 to qualify for the Tour Championship and receiving a captain's pick for the victorious Ryder Cup squad.

English finished T-21 at the 2021 Masters, his first appearance at Augusta National since 2016.

He has not played on the PGA Tour since the Sony Open in January and withdrew from the WM Phoenix Open in February before opting for surgery to fix a problem that had been nagging him since shortly after the Ryder Cup.

English will not be replaced in the field, which now sits at 89 players with one final spot available for the winner of this week's Valero Texas Open should that player not already be qualified.