Tiger Woods withdraws from Begay’s charity event
Tiger Woods has pulled out of a charity event for good friend
Notah Begay because of his ailing back.
The Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge said Monday night that
Gary Woodland will replace Woods in the field Wednesday at Turning
Woods said he felt stiffness in his back last week at The
Barclays from a soft bed in his hotel. He said he suffered a back
spasm during a seven-hole stretch at the end of the final round,
and he dropped to his knees after one shot. Woods finished one shot
behind Adam Scott.
Woods has not said if he would play in the Deutsche Bank
Championship, the second FedEx Cup playoff event that starts Friday
on the TPC Boston. The tournament benefits the Tiger Woods
Foundation. Woods had to miss another event that supports his
foundation, the AT&T National, two months ago because of an
”While we’re disappointed Tiger is unable to play in this
year’s event, the important thing for Tiger is to make sure he’s
100 percent healthy and not risk further injuring himself,” Begay
Woods said he has spoken to Begay, his teammate at Stanford, and
expressed his regrets at having to pull out.