Tiger skipping next week's tournament in Connecticut
Tiger Woods will remain inactive when the PGA tour goes to Connecticut next week.
The reigning Masters champion participated in the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas last week and the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, S.C. this weekend. The two events marked the return of the tour after a two-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Woods, 44, missed the Friday afternoon deadline for the Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. A strong field are Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland, Jon Rahm from Spain and the Americans Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson.
Woods has participated in only two official competitions since October. He finished ninth at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego in January and 68th at the Genesis Open near Los Angeles in February (last among those who did the editing).
Before the tour ended, Woods held several events, including the Players Championship, because his surgically repaired back was stiff. The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida was canceled due to the pandemic after the first round on March 12th.
Woods returned unofficially to join forces with Peyton Manning to defeat Mickelson and Tom Brady in a charity matchplay on May 24.
Woods' schedule decisions could be affected by the tour’s revised schedule. Only one big event is to be played in the 2019-20 season. The postponed PGA championship will take place from August 6th to 9th at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
The FedEx Cup playoffs at the end of the season will take place from mid-August to early September.
The US Open at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY was postponed from mid-June to September 17th to 20th, and the Masters were held from April 9th to 12th to November 12th to 15th in Augusta, Georgia , postponed. The Open The championship, scheduled to take place at Royal St. George's in Sandwich, England from July 16-19, has been canceled.
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