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Jose Maria Olazabal (File)
Jose Maria Olazabal (File)

Madrid - Two-time former winner Jose Maria Olazabal has pulled out of next month's Masters after again being laid low by rheumatoid polyarthritis.

The 50-year-old Spaniard has not played a competitive round since last year's Masters and is unable to take up his invitation to compete in the opening major championship of the season at Augusta starting on April 7.

"I'm sorry to announce I'm unable to attend this year as I am not feeling well," Olazabal said in a statement on Friday.

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