Woods withdraws from Hero World Challenge with injury

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Tiger Woods (Photo by Maddie Meyer/PGA of America/PGA of America via Getty Images )

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from this week’s Hero World Challenge after developing plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

As Woods ramped up his preparation for a return to action this week, the inflammation caused by the injury soon made it difficult to walk.

However, the 15-time Major winner still plans to compete at The Match on December 10th where he’ll team-up with Rory McIlroy against Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth., and at the PNC Championship alongside his son Charlie from December 15-18.

Woods has been replaced in the Hero World Challenge field by Sepp Straka.

Woods last teed up competitively at The 150th Open at St. Andrews, missing the cut with rounds of 78-75 where he limped badly for 36 holes on the Old Course. He made a memorable comeback at this year’s Masters and PGA Championship, making the cut and finishing solo 47th at Augusta National while he also made the cut at Southern Hills but withdrew due to injury after the third round.

Woods has made 17 career appearances at the Hero World Challenge, most recently a fourth-place finish in 2019. The event, founded in 2000, features a 20-player field and no cut. This week’s field includes six of the top 10 players on the Official World Golf Ranking.

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