Tiger Woods Withdraws from Hero World Challenge Due to Injured Foot

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Tiger Woods walks with caddie Joe Lacava during the 2017 Hero World Challenge at Albany Course in Nassau, Bahamas. Photo by Ryan Young/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

As part of the PGA Tour’s money laundering scheme, also known as PIP, the non-profit behemoth funneled $15 million to Tiger Woods for entering a grand total of three events in 2022.

The year hasn’t changed and neither has Woods’ ability to tee it up as the 47-year-old has withdrawn from the Hero World Challenge after coming down with a case of plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

Woods last teed it up at the Open Championship in July, when he missed the cut after contracting COVID from Rory McIlroy.

The Albany event was scheduled to be the first of three December starts for Woods, followed by The Match featuring McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas and the PNC Championship, alongside son Charlie Woods.

He tweeted: “In preparation and practice for this week’s Hero World Challenge, I’ve developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot, which is making it difficult to walk. After consulting with my doctors and trainers, I have decided to withdraw this week and focus on my hosting duties. My plan is still to compete in The Match and the PNC Championship.”

Woods will be replaced in the field by Austrian Sepp Straka.


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