For the second time in three years, Sergio Garcia will skip the European Tour's season-ending tournament.
The Race to Dubai concludes this week at the DP World Tour Championship, but Garcia will be absent from the 60-man field.
The Spaniard, who is currently 27th in the Race to Dubai standings, missed the event in 2013 citing fatigue and concerns over a busy schedule.
Garcia's representatives confirmed the world number 11's decision to The Guardian, but gave no reason for his absence.
It is not the first time this year that Garcia has decided to miss a high-profile event, having sat out the opening two events of the FedEx Cup playoffs, The Barclays and the Deutsche Bank Classic.
The 35-year-old returned for the BWM Championship but did not qualify for the Tour Championship.
The event from July 16-19, held at Muirfield Village in Ohio, will be the first with fans in attendance since the coronavirus pandemic.
Ryder Cup legend Paul McGinley has insisted golf will need to get used to a ‘new normal’ for some time to come.
Paul McGinley is taking part in the Paddy Power Golf Shootout, available to watch on Paddy Power’s YouTube channel from 12pm on Friday.
The United States captain believes the competition relies on energy from the crowd.
Scotland’s Connor Syme and Englishman Matthew Jordan were also part of the successful quintet.
The English Open has been revived as part of the new schedule.
Close House Golf Club, near Newcastle, will host the British Masters on July 22.
The event was last staged in 2002.
The tournament at Close House, scheduled to start on July 30, is set to be the first European Tour event since the coronavirus crisis halted action.
The world number one believes it would be the ‘right call’ to push the event back to 2021.