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Sports Spieth pulls out of Sony Open due to illness

23:03  05 january  2020
23:03  05 january  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Thomas misses cut at Sony Open: I 'played like crap'

  Thomas misses cut at Sony Open: I 'played like crap' Things didn't go as planned for Justin Thomas at the Sony Open, as the top-ranked player in the field carded a 71 and 72 - both over par - to finish outside the cutline, ending his attempt to win back-to-back tournaments. "I mean, played like crap so I deserve to have a weekend off," Thomas said, according to Golf Channel's Brentley Romine. Thomas (3-over) hit the ball decent despite sustained wind speeds of 30 mph at Waialae Country Club. However, it was his short game and putting that led to his early exit from the event. The 26-year-old lost over three strokes with his flatstick during Friday's second round, one of the worst performances of his career.

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Spieth 's absence, announced by IGF president Peter Dawson on Monday at a media conference ahead of The Open at Royal Troon, means Matt Kuchar will now represent the Spieth is due to address the media at Troon on Tuesday, when he is expected to confirm health concerns are behind his decisions.

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Jordan Spieth will be waiting a little longer to begin his 2020 season.

He was listed in the field for next week's Sony Open, but Spieth has been forced to pull out of the event in Honolulu, Hawaii with an illness, his manager told Golf Channel's Ryan Lavner.

Spieth was concerned his health would get worse during the flight from Dallas to Honolulu. Instead, he'll make his 2020 debut at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, which begins Jan. 23.

The 26-year-old has played three times during the 2019-20 PGA Tour season, finishing T-8 at the CJ Cup in South Korea, and outside of the top 40 at events in Japan and China.

The three-time major winner has been struggling. His last win was the 2017 Open Championship, and he hasn't reached the Tour Championship in either of the past two seasons. He's ranked No. 44 in the world, his lowest position since 2013.

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