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Sam Burns pulls out of WGC-Dell Technologies event

Mar 18, 2022; Palm Harbor, Florida, USA; Sam Burns tees off on the 6th hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Fresh off of defending his title at the Valspar Championship, Sam Burns pulled out of the upcoming World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Texas.

“After three long weeks of golf, I feel that taking this week to rest and prepare for the busy stretch ahead is best,” Burns said Monday. “I appreciate the support and look forward to seeing everyone soon.”

The $12 million WGC-Dell Technologies begins Thursday at Austin Country Club. Replacing Burns in the field is Maverick McNealy, with Bernd Wiesberger moving to first alternate.

Burns, 25, has had a busy start to 2022, playing in seven tournaments. His best finish before winning the Valspar was a tie for ninth earlier this month at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

He is ranked 17th in the world.

–Field Level Media