Two years ago, Matthew Wolff had a magical run at the US Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck before finishing second. Since then, however, his results have dropped dramatically. The 23-year-old also took two months off last year to deal with his mental health.

On Monday, Wolff was trying to get back into the tournament he came close to winning, playing in a US Open qualifier in Jupiter, Florida.

Wolff not only failed to qualify for next week’s US Open at Brookline (Mass.) Country Club, he left the course midway through the second of two rounds at the Club at Admiral’s Cove.

The former PGA Tour winner and former NCAA champion was 1 under the day and three shots from fourth place – the top four earned a spot in next week’s field – when he hit his tee shot on the par-4 ninth on the north course in the water. According to the Palm Beach Post, officials from the Florida State Golf Association, which hosted the event, said Wolff did not mention an injury. According to the report, his on-foot striker said Wolff left after the wrong drive.

Matthew Wolff has missed the cut in six of his last nine PGA Tour starts.
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He wasn’t the only notable name not to make it out of qualifying, with Rickie Fowler being one shot too many.

Although Wolff had a strong start to the season with three top-11 finishes last fall, including a second-place finish at the Shriners Kids’ Open, he has struggled lately. In his last nine PGA Tour starts, Wolff has missed the cut six times with a T-25 at last month’s Wells Fargo Championship, his only top-60 finish in that span. He also fell from 30th in the world rankings in January to 75th currently.