Tiger Woods has announced that he will not be taking part in next month’s Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas due to a problem with his right foot.
He said on Monday he had developed plantar fasciitis – pain at the base of his foot.
The 15-time major winner, who has played just nine rounds of competition in 2022, hosts the tournament.
The American has won the event, which runs from December 1-4 and benefits his TGR foundation and other charities, five times between 2001 and 2011.
“I have developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot which makes walking difficult” he said. “After consulting with doctors, I have decided to retire this week and focus on my hospitality duties.
“My plan is still to compete in The Match and the PNC Championship.”
Woods had said he would team up with Rory McIlroy against Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas in The game. in Florida on December 10.
He finished 47th in the Masters this year and retired from the US PGA Championship after a third-round 79.