Tiger Woods has officially withdrawn from The Northern Trust just a few hours ahead of what was supposed to be his tee time for his second round. Lauren Thompson of the Golf Channel was the first to report the news.
Woods played poorly on Thursday, shooting a four-over 75 that left him 13 shots behind leader Troy Merritt. He had little chance of making the cut after Friday’s round.
Woods is withdrawing due to an injury – an oblique strain. It’s unclear when he suffered the injury, or whether it played a role in his poor round on Thursday.
Woods was scheduled to tee off at 12:33 PM ET. Obviously, that will no longer happen.
The 15-time major winner says that while he went for treatment on the injury Friday morning, he’s still “unable” to compete.
— Lauren Thompson (@LThompsonGC) August 9, 2019
Statement from TW says it's a "mild oblique strain." "I went for treatment early Friday morning, but unfortunately I'm still unable to compete," the statement read.
— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) August 9, 2019
Woods won The Masters this past April – his first major win since 2008. But since, he’s struggled. He missed the cut at both the PGA Championship and The Open. He’s been very inconsistent.
Woods’ health will be an issue moving forward as he attempts to break Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major wins.