BERLIN – Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Northern Trust FedEx play-off event in New Jersey ahead of the second round on Friday, the PGA Tour said.
The Masters champion Woods opened with a disappointing four-over 75 on Thursday and subsequently scratched citing a "mild oblique strain that led to pain and stiffness.
"I went for treatment early Friday morning, but unfortunately I'm still unable to compete," Woods was quoted by the PGA as saying.
"I'd like to thank the New Jersey and New York fans for their support and remain hopeful I can compete next week at the BMW Championship."
Woods won his 15th major title at Augusta earlier this year but the 43-year-old has played a limited schedule since in a bid to stay healthy.