Tiger Woods withdraws from the Safeway Open.
Tiger Woods withdraws from the Safeway Open: Last week, the golf world celebrated when Tiger Woods announced that he’d be making his return during the Safeway Open this coming week. It looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer to see him hit the links, though.
Monday, it was reported by Golf Channel’s Tim Rosaforte that Woods plans to withdraw from the Safeway Open just three days before he was slated to tee off. No reason has been given regarding the decision.
According to the Golf Channel, ticket sales for the event had doubled from last year. Obviously, many of the fans who purchased their tickets in hopes of seeing Tiger’s return are going to be very disappointed.
BREAKING: Tiger plans to withdraw from the Safeway Open. pic.twitter.com/g1gs7daR13
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) October 10, 2016
Woods, a 14-time Major champion, has not played since August 23, 2015 after a number of back surgeries.
Woods is second all-time in PGA Tour wins with 79 – behind just Sam Snead’s 82. He’s also second all-time in Major victories – behind Jack Nicklaus’ 18.
Woods has won the Masters four times, the U.S. Open three times, The British Open three times and the PGA Championship four times, but he hasn’t won any Majors since back in 2008. Whenever he does make his return, it’ll be interesting to see if he can get back to competing for titles.