Tiger Woods AT&T Tournament – Tiger Woods will not be able to compete in his own golf tournament, the AT&T National, this weekend due to injuries he has been dealing with. Woods posted on Twitter, “Doctor’s orders.” Though he won’t be playing, he will be present to lend his support for the event that benefits the Tiger Woods Foundations.
The AT&T National will be played next week at the Aronomink golf club just outside Philadephia as it was last year. Normally, the tourney is played at Congressional, outside of Washington D.C., but it hosted the U.S. Open last week. Woods won the AT&T National when it was played there in 2009.
Since being played over the 4th of July weekend, Woods will sign the “We Salute Our Heroes” tribute wall in which fans can write personal messages to the U.S. military. He has a news conference Tuesday afternoon, and is expected to take part in the military opening ceremony on Wednesday.
A year ago at Aronimink, Woods failed to break par in any of the four rounds, the first time he had done that in a regular PGA Tour event in 11 years, and tied for 46th. Woods, who has slipped to No. 17 in the world ranking, has not completed a tournament, since he tied for fourth at the Masters. He said he hurt his left knee and Achilles hitting a shot on the 17th hole of the third round from an awkward stance in the pine straw. Woods did not mention whether he planned to play the next major, the British Open, which starts July 14 at Royal St. George’s in England.
Woods has won 14 professional major golf championships, the second highest of any male player (Jack Nicklaus leads with 18), and 71 PGA Tour events, third all time behind Sam Snead and Nicklaus. He has more career major wins and career PGA Tour wins than any other active golfer. He is the youngest player to achieve the career Grand Slam, and the youngest and fastest to win 50 tournaments on tour. Additionally, Woods is only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, to have achieved a career Grand Slam three times Woods has won 16 World Golf Championships, and won at least one of those events in each of the first 11 years after they began in 1999. Woods held the number one position in the world rankings for the most consecutive weeks and for the greatest total number of weeks. He has been awarded PGA Player of the Year a record ten times, the Byron Nelson Award for lowest adjusted scoring average a record eight times, and has the record of leading the money list in nine different seasons.