Cameron Smith has withdrawn from the World Golf Championship-Match Play event in Austin, Texas next week following his stunning victory at the Players Championship.

Smith, 28 and now world No.6 following his win at TPC Sawgrass, was one of the favourites to win the event which sees the top 64 golfers in the world face off in match play format at Austin Country Club.

Smith will instead enjoy time with his mother and sister in Florida, who are visiting from Australia for the first time in more than two years.

He will then focus on preparing for the Masters at Augusta National, which starts on April 7.

“Regretfully, I have decided to withdraw from next week’s WGC Match Play,” Smith said via a statement. “We had a long extended week at the Players and I just needed a little break.”

Smith was due to make his fourth appearance at the WGC-Match Play, where the Queenslander advanced to the quarterfinals in 2018 before eventually falling to Alex Noren.

The format of the WGC-Match Play features 16 groups of four golfers. The top 16 available players on the world rankings will be the top seed in each group.

Each golfer players three matches of pool play before the top points scorer advances to the final 16.

There are now four Australians teeing up at the WGC-Match Play, including Adam Scott, Marc Leishman, Lucas Herbert and Min Woo Lee.