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Tiger Woods doesn’t enter WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship

He is still on indefinite leave. From ESPN-

The field for next week’s World Golf Championship is set and it does not include Tiger Woods.

The world’s No. 1 golfer had until 5 p.m. ET on Friday to commit to the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the deadline passed without a word.

England’s Ross McGowan, who has never played in a World Golf Championship event, is the beneficiary, earning the final spot in the field because he was ranked No. 66 at the close of the qualification period last week. No. 2 Phil Mickelson is also skipping the event to take a family vacation.

Steve Stricker will be the No. 1 seed in the 64-player match play event, which begins Wednesday.

Woods has won the tournament three times and made his highly anticipated return to golf following knee surgery at last year’s event in Arizona, winning his first match before being defeated in the second round by South Africa’s Tim Clark.

This will he won’t he saga will continue for every tournament normally on Tiger’s schedule till he plays competitve golf again. I don’t expect Woods to play before the Masters.

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