The Englishman learned that his father had been diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and was sidelined briefly after Doral when he had his four wisdom teeth removed.
On Wednesday at The Players, his first tournament back after a three-week trip home to be with his father, Wilson played one hole before an old neck injury flared up.
“I played one hole . . . it was a good hole,” said Wilson, who planned to get treatment and be ready for the first round of his first Players on Thursday. “There’s a muscle tear in my chest and that causes tightness in my neck. I’ll get it worked on and be ready to go.”