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Tiger Woods pulls out of World Challenge after car accident

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2009-12-02

Injuries sustained in a car accident last week will prevent Tiger Woods from playing in this week's Chevron World Challenge tournament, the world's number one golfer announced Monday.

AFP - Injuries sustained in a one-car accident last week will prevent Tiger Woods from playing in this week's Chevron World Challenge tournament, the world's number one golfer announced Monday.
  
In a statement on his website, Woods said that he would return to action next year. The World Challenge, to benefit his charity foundation, was set to begin Thursday in suburban Los Angeles.
  
"I am extremely disappointed that I will not be at my tournament this week," Woods said. "I am certain it will be an outstanding event and I'm very sorry that I can't be there."
  
A Woods news conference that had been scheduled for Tuesday at the tournament site was also called off.
  
Woods said the reason for his absence was "due to injuries sustained in a one-car accident." Woods crashed his vehicle early Friday morning near his Florida home and was taken to a hospital with scrapes.
  
"We support Tiger's decision and are confident the strong field and excellent course will provide an exciting week of competition," said Greg McLaughlin, president and chief executive of the Tiger Woods Foundation.
  
Citing unnamed sources, The Golf Channel reported that doctors advised Woods not to travel due to headaches and soreness.
  
Woods also missed his charity tournament last year while recovering from knee surgery.

Date created : 2009-11-30

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