That Tiger Woods comeback? Yeah, not so fast...
FOX's Chris Hoenig reports:
Tiger Woods' game isn't up to par, that's why the 14-time major champ says he is withdrawing from this weekend's Safeway Open in California, as well as the European tour's Turkish Airlines Open next month.
In a post on his website, Woods says his health is good, but his game is vulnerable and not where it needs to be, so he's not yet ready to play.
It's been 14 months since Woods last competed on the PGA Tour due to back surgery, more than three years since the last of his 79 tournament victories.
Chris Hoenig, FOX News.
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Tiger Woods statement:
After a lot of soul searching and honest reflection, I know that I am not yet ready to play on the PGA TOUR or compete in Turkey. My health is good, and I feel strong, but my game is vulnerable and not where it needs to be.
When I announced last week I was going to Safeway, I had every intention of playing, or I wouldn't have committed. I spent a week with the U.S. Ryder Cup Team, an honor and experience that inspired me even more to play. I practiced the last several days in California, but after a lot of hours, I knew I wasn't ready to compete against the best golfers in the world. I will continue to work hard, and plan to play at my foundation's event, the Hero World Challenge, in Albany.
I would like to apologize and send my regrets to Safeway, the Turkish Airlines Open, the fans in California and Turkey and those that had hoped to watch me compete on TV. This isn't what I wanted to happen, but I will continue to strive to be able to play tournament golf. I'm close, and I won't stop until I get there.