The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that Woods’s agent Mark Steinberg said he wouldl not play in the upcoming match, citing the golfer has a prior commitment to attend to.
Woods, the world No. 3, exited during the first round of the WGC Match Play in Arizona and looked as well as sounded defeated.
"[It was] disappointing, very disappointing," Woods said, according to ESPN. "I had all the momentum going down 18 and just gave it away."
Thomas Bjorn of Denmark, who said the game of golf needs Woods back at his best, won the Arizona match.
“And I've always been a great friend of his, and we've always had a good relationship,” Bjorn said, according to ESPN. “And I want to see him back at his best because I think it's much more fun to go up against him when he's absolutely at his peak.”
Woods said after the match that “probably now is not the right time to ask me," according to the Sun-Sentinel.