Tiger Woods pulled out of the Hero World Challenge because of a foot injury he said he sustained in “preparation and practice” to play.
The tournament begins on Thursday at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas. Woods has hosted it since 2000.
“I’ve developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot, which is making it difficult to walk,” Woods posted to Twitter on Monday. “After consulting with my doctors and trainers, I have decided to withdraw this week and focus on my hosting duties.”
Woods was replaced in the field by Sepp Straka.
Woods said he still intends to compete in The Match on December 10 and the PNC Championship later in the month.
The Match will be played at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida, and Woods will partner with World No 1 Rory McIlroy against Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth.