The 11-time PGA Tour winner mentioned his spouse examined destructive for the novel coronavirus, which has contaminated greater than 10 million folks in the US, the nation with the very best recognized variety of COVID-19 circumstances.
He’s the second golfer to withdraw from the Masters after testing constructive for COVID-19, with Chile’s Joaquin Niemann pulling out final week.
A number of prime golfers have already arrived at Augusta Nationwide, the place followers won’t be permitted as a result of pandemic.
“It looks as if nearly one man every week, or perhaps only a bit extra, take a look at constructive, and there is going to be a pair right here,” mentioned 2013 winner Australian Adam Scott, who withdrew from the Zozo Championship final month after testing constructive for COVID-19.
“Definitely for Sergio, a previous champion, it is obtained to be powerful to overlook out.”
The Masters was postponed from April to November as a result of pandemic, which hit the skilled sports activities calendar and compelled the PGA Tour into hiatus for a number of weeks.
The Masters, which Garcia received in 2017 to say his solely main, begins at Augusta Nationwide on Thursday.