Tiger Woods -- out once again indefinitely due to back spasms -- was scheduled to meet with the media at the Genesis Open at Riviera on Tuesday.
Woods had been scheduled to play in the event until withdrawing last week, but we still expected to be on site with his charitable foundation being the tournament's primary beneficiary.
On Monday, the presser was moved from Tuesday to Wednesday.
Then, late Tuesday night, it was announced that the Woods presser would be scrapped all together. The 14-time major champion, who did travel to California, was "advised by doctors to limit all activities."
ESPN.com's Bob Harig spoke with Woods' agent Mark Steinberg early Wednesday.
"He is just having a hard time getting these spasms to calm down," Steinberg told Harig. "And he's working on that on an hourly basis. He's got personnel working with him to help pacify that."
Woods made his return to the PGA Tour after a 16-month layoff three weeks ago at Torrey Pines. He missed the cut there and then traveled to Dubai for what was meant to be the second of four tournaments in a five-week stretch.
Woods lasted one round in Dubai before withdrawing due to back spasms, but left the door open for a possible return this week at the Genesis Open and again next week at the Honda Classic.
Last Friday, he canceled those plans, withdrawing from both tournaments. He released this statement:
"My doctors have advised me not to play the next two weeks, to continue my treatment and to let my back calm down. This is not what I was hoping for or expecting. I am extremely disappointed to miss the Genesis Open, a tournament that benefits my foundation, and The Honda Classic, my hometown event. I would like to thank Genesis for their support, and I know we will have an outstanding week."
The chances that Woods will be able to compete in the 2017 Masters seem to be getting smaller by the day.