Tiger Woods Drops World Challenge
World golf number one Tiger Woods will no longer participate in the Chevron World Challenge, which he has hosted for the last nine years, due to injuries he sustained in a car accident the day after Thanksgiving.
The World Challenge is not part of the PGA Tour but it fields 12 of the world’s top 20 golf players. The event, which is conducted at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California, helps raise money for Woods’ charitable foundation. It will start on Thursday, December 3 with prizes summing up to $5.75 million.
Woods also said that he will no longer play for the rest of the year and will be back in action in 2010. He has already won the world challenge four times.
The player has already taken full responsibility for the accident where he got injured. He has not talked to the authorities yet as he wants to keep the details private. The Florida Highway Police charges are still in pending status.