Tiger Woods withdraws from this week’s Hero World Challenge with foot injury, hopes to play in Match, PNC Championship

Those eagerly awaiting the return of Tiger Woods to the limelight will have to wait a little longer.

Woods announced via social media on Monday that he will not be able to play in this week’s Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, an event that he hosts.

The 82-time PGA Tour winner said he’s suffering from plantar fasciitis, which has made it difficult for him to walk.

The thick connective tissue that supports the arch of the foot from the heel toward the bones in the midfoot is called the plantar fascia. When that tissue is inflamed due to overuse or small tears in the fascia, the result is the agonizingly painful condition called plantar fasciitis, which is a four-letter word to a seemingly growing number of athletes who have suffered from it in recent years.

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Still recovering from a single-car accident that nearly cost him his leg, Woods competed in just three events (all majors) in 2022, making the cut at the Masters and the PGA Championship (where he later withdrew) and missing the cut at the Open Championship. He said his plan is to still play in the upcoming Match and then the PNC Championship with his son, Charlie.

Woods was replaced in the Hero field by Sepp Straka.

2022 Hero World Challenge field

  • Scottie Scheffler

  • Xander Schauffele

  • Jon Rahm

  • Will Zalatoris

  • Justin Thomas

  • Collin Morikawa

  • Matt Fitzpatrick

  • Viktor Hovland

  • Sam Burns

  • Jordan Spieth

  • Tony Finau

  • Cameron Young

  • Billy Horschel

  • Max Homa

  • Hideki Matsuyama

  • Sungjae Im

  • Tom Kim

  • Sepp Straka

Golf Channel will have coverage of all four rounds, with third and final rounds airing on NBC.

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Story originally appeared on GolfWeek