It’s been a rough go recently for Matthew Wolff.
The 24-year-old withdrew from U.S. Open final qualifying at Pine Tree Golf Club in Boynton Beach, Florida, on Monday as rumors continue to swirl about his current status on the Greg Norman-led and Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf League. At a U.S. Open qualifier last year, Wolff also left early after he walked off the course following a poor drive.
Last week No Laying Up was first to point out that mention of Wolff was removed from the social media accounts of Brooks Koepka’s Smash GC.
After a T-7, T-10, T-5 start to the season, Wolff has struggled for the last two months with finishes of T-44, T-41 and T-30 in the 48-player field events, and most-recently withdrew after two rounds of 73-78 at LIV Golf Washington D.C. In seven events he’s earned $2,821,667 so far this season.
LIV Golf declined to comment. The league returns to action later this month, June 30-July 2, at Valderrama in Spain.
After a successful college career at Oklahoma State, Wolff turned pro after his sophomore year and won just weeks into his PGA Tour career at the 2019 3M Open. The next summer he showed flashes of brilliance with his unique swing thanks to finishes of T-4 at the PGA Championship and second at the U.S. Open before the pandemic and struggles of professional golf set in.
Wolff, who has been open about his mental health and struggles with life on the PGA Tour, joined LIV after its inaugural event in London last summer.