Originally Posted by Tommy_Vercetti
Actually, they turned 35 in April.
And I get that they only really care about the U.S. Open, but I just don't get why they (and others) have to claim injury to get out of tournaments when they are fatigued. I don't think players are obligated to play any event they don't want to, unless they signed a contact to play or something.
And they almost always play more events than just the Masters, so it just seems weird to change their routine. That's why I was wondering if he had actually suffered a serious injury.
You have to have a genuine reason to withdraw if you have already confirmed and are on the entry list, else you have to pay a fine. Rules are more strict for top players. Bryans were on the entry list in both Atlanta and Washington.
Not exactly the same context, but it is quite similar to what I mentioned here
. Too lazy to look up the exact thing in the rulebook.