OUSTON, TX – This season, mental health has become a hot topic on the PGA Tour, and Matthew Wolff has been at the center of it.
Wolff took a two-month vacation in April, claiming mental health concerns, after a tumultuous spring that featured two withdrawals and a disqualification at the Masters. When he returned in June for the US Open, he talked about having a better perspective and being able to learn from both good and terrible rounds.
With a runner-up result at the Shriners Children’s Open and a tie for fifth last week in Mexico, his growth has continued this fall. On and off the course, the transformation from earlier this year has been remarkable.
“I believe at the end of last year or for the bulk of this spring, I didn’t play very well, and it was obviously a challenge for me, but I think I’ve learned a lot from it,” Wolff said at the Houston Open on Wednesday. “I wouldn’t say I’m glad I went through it, but I think in the end, I’m glad I did because it made me a better player.”
Wolff’s final start of 2021 is at Memorial Park, and his goal is to win, which is a far cry from what he was thinking in the spring when nothing appeared to be going right for him.
“When I wake up in the morning, I’m looking forward to getting out here.” “I’m looking forward to working on my game and tightening up the things I need to tighten up, as well as seeing everyone and saying hello,” he stated. “It was much like last year, it was a little difficult.” “All I wanted to do was lie in bed and focus on my game without having to face the world.”