Tired Tiger withdraws from PGA event

Tiger Woods withdrew from the PGA’s 84 Lumber Classic, tournament officials announced on Tuesday, citing exhaustion after the United States’s loss to Europe in the Ryder Cup.

“I wasn’t ready physically and mentally,” Woods said on Tuesday. “The Ryder Cup did take a lot out of me.”

Second-ranked Woods won twice but lost three times last week at the Ryder Cup, failing in foursomes and four-ball pairings with Phil Mickelson.

The Americans suffered their worst thrashing in 77 years of Ryder Cup history, losing 18,5 to 9,5 to Europe.

“While all of us at the 84 Lumber Classic are certainly disappointed that Tiger Woods will not be playing this week, we certainly understand,” tournament spokesperson Jeff Nobers said.

Woods remains scheduled to play next week at Ireland in a World Golf Championships event.

The pullout caps a dismal month for Woods, with the Ryder Cup defeat and the loss of his world number-one ranking to Vijay Singh.

The Fijian outduelled Woods down the stretch to take the title by winning the Canadian Open.—Sapa-AFP

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