After all, Tiger Woods will not be returning this week for the Hero World Challenge.
On Monday, Woods announced that he had developed plantar fasciitis in his right foot, forcing him to pull out of a 20-person exhibit in the Bahamas starting Thursday. Tournament officials stated that Sepp Straka would take Woods’ place in the restricted field.
It was to be a busy period for Woods, starting with Hero and the next two weeks with The Match alongside Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth, and the PNC Championship with son Charlie.
But Woods said that in the run-up to Hero, he developed inflammation in his surgically repaired right leg, and after consulting with his doctors, decided it was best to focus on his host duties. On Monday, he said he still plans to compete in The Match and PNC, during which he can use a dolly.
Woods has not played in a competitive round since the Open Championship in mid-July. This year he has played only nine tournament rounds.
Woods is scheduled to meet with the media at 10:00 am ET Tuesday.