English sits out Masters while recovering from hip surgery

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Harris English has decided not to play in the Masters next week as he recovers from surgery to repair a torn labrum.

English was a two-time winner on the PGA Tour last year and finished third in the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. He has not played since the Sony Open in Honolulu the second week of the year.

“I’m progressing very well from recent hip surgery, but have to exercise caution as I return to play,” English said on Twitter.

There are no alternates at the Masters, an invitation tournament. That puts the field at 90 players, with one spot available if the Texas Open winner this week is not eligible.

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