I had intended to play the Wales Open at Celtic Manor in a few weeks time, as I like the golf course and felt that I would be competitive.
However, I hadn't committed to do so as I wanted to get the opinion of my doctor on a knee injury I picked up whilst playing football at Christmas.
After two MRIs and a second consultation, my doctor has advised having a minor procedure in the very near future to prevent the issue developing.
I will have the operation shortly after the BMW PGA Championship on Tuesday 25th May and therefore, given the two week healing period advised, will unfortunately not be able to play the Wales Open.
I will return for the St Jude Classic, which takes place during the week commencing 7 June, followed by the US Open a week later.