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PGA: Tiger Woods withdraws from Hero World Challenge due to plantar fasciitis

Golf fans will have to wait a little longer to see the return of Tiger Woods in action. The 46-year-old American announced Monday that he has withdrawn from the Hero World Challenge, in which he was to participate from Thursday.

Woods admitted to being bothered by plantar fasciitis in his right foot, which he developed while preparing for the tournament.

“I developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot, which makes it difficult for me to walk. After consulting with doctors and my coaches, I have decided to step aside for this week and focus on my duties as host,” Woods explained in a statement on Twitter.

If the plan remains the same, Woods should hit the pitch on December 10, to The Match, alongside Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth. Woods adds that he also intends to maintain his presence at the PNC Championship the following week, which he will play with his son Charlie.

Woods hasn’t played in a PGA tournament since July, when he missed the British Open cut. Earlier Monday, we also learned that Woods had contracted COVID-19 a few days before the major tournament.

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