Matthew Wolff’s mental health is most important to join LIV Golf Series


NORTH PLAINS, Ore. — There was a time in Matthew Wolff’s life when getting out of bed was harder than any shot he had ever faced on a golf course. A time when the last thing he wanted was to travel to another event and be surrounded by people and “screw up in front of everyone.”

A time when Wolff realized that money and fame had nothing to do with happiness.

That moment was just 14 months ago, after Wolff, a celebrated member of the PGA Tour’s rookie class of 2019, had already won one tour event, finishing in the top four of two majors, including runner-up at the US Open 2020, and won more than $3.5 million in prize money.


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Matthew Wolff, left, shakes hands with his caddy, right, in May at TPC Potomac at the Avenel Farm Golf Club in Potomac, Maryland.  Wolff will be on Phil Mickelson's team for the LIV Golf Series tournament that begins Thursday.

“It’s tough when you’re struggling and you have to play three or four weeks in a row and you feel like you’re stuck,” Wolff said. “You feel like you can’t get out of it.”

Wolff sat on the podium for his first press conference as a member of the LIV Golf Series on Tuesday and talked about something he had done very little of in 2021. Something he worked hard to recover from after missing two months from the PGA. Tours in the spring. last year to prioritize his mental health.