Harris English has informed Augusta National that he will not be competing at this year’s Masters as he continues to recover from a hip injury, the 32-year-old told Golf Digest.
English underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip on Feb. 14 and did his best to play until he decided on Thursday afternoon that his body wasn’t ready.
“Unfortunately I will not be able to compete next week at the Masters,” English wrote on Twitter. “I’m making great progress after recent hip surgery, but I have to exercise caution on my 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, picking up two wins in 2021 to qualify for the Tour Championship and receiving captain’s pick for the victorious Ryder Cup side.
English finished T-21 at the 2021 Masters, his first Augusta National appearance since 2016.
He hasn’t 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 plagued him since shortly after the Ryder Cup.
The Englishman will not be replaced on the field, which now has 90 players with a final spot reserved for the winner of this week’s Valero Texas Open if that player is not already qualified.