Tiger Woods will take a pass on next week’s PGA Tour event, the Wells Fargo Championship, in Charlotte.
Traditionally, Woods has played at the tournament at Quail Hollow Club, but he also usually has a three-week break after the Masters. Due to a scheduling change, the tour stop in Charlotte was moved up a week.
When the AP emailed Tiger’s agent Mark Steinberg asking if Woods was indeed skipping the event this year, the response was “accurate.”
While Tiger won at Quail Hollow in 2007, he’s missed the cuts in his last two starts.
The Wells Fargo Championship still features one of the strongest fields for a regular Tour event, which includes Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson, among others.
In a post on Tiger’s website dated April 18th, he announced that he will be defending his title at the A&T National, the event that benefits his foundation. Woods is also expected to play in the PGA Tour’s marquee event, The Players Championship, in two weeks.
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