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Tiger Woods Will Not Play in Honda Classic

By Alex Johnston
Epoch Times Staff
Created: February 24, 2011 Last Updated: February 24, 2011
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Tiger Woods looks on from the 17th hole during the first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on Feb. 23, 2011 in Marana, Arizona. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods looks on from the 17th hole during the first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on Feb. 23, 2011 in Marana, Arizona. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods will not play in the Honda Classic as the Friday deadline approaches, according to media reports on Thursday.

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.




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