Tiger Woods will not play in Wells Fargo Championship next week

Ruben Hill
April 29, 2019

LOS ANGELES, April 27 ― Next month's PGA Championship is likely to be the next tournament appearance for Tiger Woods, following the news the Masters champion will not play in next week's Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Woods did not commit to play at Quail Hollow by Friday's 5:00 p.m. ET deadline, and the tournament director confirmed that Woods will not be a part of the field.

As is usually the case, there is some mystery as to which events Woods will play in besides the three remaining majors.

In an interview Thursday with GOLFTV, Woods said he hasn't started preparing for his next event and that his fifth green jacket - his 15th major and 81st career PGA Tour victory - hadn't sunk in. "And so that's what I'm looking for". I'm looking back in my past, and looking at how did I do it in 2000 at the U.S. Open, the British Open and the PGA [tournaments he won]?

"Also, I want to enjoy this".

"I haven't started doing anything", he said. I can mentally prep for this. I haven't gotten to the point where I'm willing to put in the hours yet and do the dirty stuff to get the body ready, to put in all the hours of hitting golf balls and putting. "But it's probably coming this weekend".

Woods, 43, has four top-11 finishes at Quail Hollow but he has also missed the cut twice. He returned previous year and tied for 55th, 14 shots out of the lead.

"He's not going to tee to not compete to win", Steinberg said.

The only other tournament before the PGA Championship - which moved to May this year for the first time since 1949 - is the AT&T Byron Nelson, which is held on links-styled Trinity Forest in Dallas.

"Look back at the transcripts from late last year and early this year, he's not going to play as much".

"Now I just need to have a lot of things go my way and who's to say that it will or will not happen?"

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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