Tiger Woods is skipping The Barclays next week, citing exhaustion. He wrote on his website that he intended to compete in all four PGA Tour Playoff events, which included the Barclays Classic, but he isn’t ready. The last two weeks have been exhausting for Tiger, playing in high heat and humidity locations – last week’s PGA Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the Bridgestone Invitational the week before that in Akron, Ohio.
“My body is spent and I need a short break,” Woods wrote. “Major championships are grueling experiences and usually necessitate recovery time.”
He’s hoping that the extra week of some R & R will get him ready for the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston (where he’s the defending champion), the BMW Championship near Chicago, and the Tour Championship near Atlanta. It’s still Tiger’s goal to win the FedEx Cup.
For each event, prize money is at $7 million dollars, with a bonus of $10 million dollars to the overall points leader through the Tour Championship. Even with Tiger missing The Barclays, there’s no guarantee that he’ll lose his No. 1 seed going into the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Enjoy your time off with your family Tiger, especially your hot wife Elin!