Tiger Woods announced on Twitter on Monday that he has withdrawn from this week’s Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
The tournament, which benefits Woods’ charity TGR Foundation, was to be his first start since missing the cut at the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews in July.
“Preparing and practicing for this week’s Hero World Challenge, I have developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot, making it difficult to walk,” Woods wrote. In the description. “After consulting with my doctors and trainers, I have decided to retire this week and focus on my hosting career. My plan is to still compete in the Match and PNC Championships.”
Woods, 46, competed in just nine rounds in three majors last season after being seriously injured in a car accident outside Los Angeles in February 2021. He finished tied for 47th at the Masters in April and withdrew after 54 holes. The PGA Championship in May.
Woods, a 15-time major champion, will play in The Match on Dec. 10 at Pelican Golf Club outside Tampa, Florida. He will play Jordan in a 12-hole match against world No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy. Spieth and Justin Thomas under the spotlight. Woods is scheduled to play with his son Charlie at the PNC Championship in Orlando, Florida on Dec. 17-18.