World number one Dustin Johnson has apologized for withdrawing from this week’s Texas Open to prepare for the Masters.
The 36-year-old entered the tournament on Friday but changed his mind before defending his Masters title next week.
“After much consideration over the weekend, I have decided to retire from the Texas Open,” he said.
“I sincerely apologize to the sponsors and to all my friends in San Antonio.”
The Texas Open is a tune-up event for the Masters and will take place Thursday through Sunday.
“I now plan to spend the week at home in preparation for next week’s Masters,” Johnson added.
Ryan Brehm will be Johnson’s replacement.