Tiger Woods pulls out of Chevron Tournament and of course, not surprising at all, given all the scrutiny he has been under since his “car accident” early Friday morning. Read more about the story below.
Woods claims the injuries he suffered in his one car accident last week near his home in Florida has forced him to withdraw from his own tournament.
He said on his website:
“I am extremely disappointed that I will not be at my tournament this week. I am certain it will be an outstanding event and I’m very sorry that I can’t be there.”
Greg McLaughlin, President & CEO of the Tiger Woods Foundation, said:
“We support Tiger’s decision and are confident the strong field and excellent course will provide an exciting week of competition at the Chevron World Challenge.”
The Chevron Tournament is an event Woods hosts at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousands Oaks, California. Additionally, the annual tournament helps to raise funds for the Tiger Woods Foundation.
Now if you’ve bought tickets for the Tourney to specifically watch Tiger Woods play, guess what? You’re in luck. You can ask for a refund, no questions asked. He will take the remainder of the year off and return in 2010.
Unfortunately for Tiger, his silence in this whole mess speaks louder than words. Granted, he has made the obligatory statements on his website, albeit brief, and refusing to speak to police regarding the matter certainly doesn’t look good either. The speculation regarding what really did happen the night of the accident has been fodder for the tabloids and for many hovering around the water coolers as well. For someone who has seemingly kept his private life private (as much as he can), the interest surrounding the accident and the circumstances prior (rumored affair, was he fighting with his wife Elin before he got in his Escalade?, blah blah blah) has not waned. Looks like it will be a long while before we forget about this one….
You can see video of players reaction as Tiger Woods pulls out of Chevron Tournament below, plus photos.
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