JUPITER, Fla. – Tiger Woods is skipping the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona in two weeks.
Woods announced on his website on Thursday that he wasn't planning to compete in the first World Golf Championship of 2014. He says his plan was to attend the Sochi Olympics in Russia before his girlfriend and champion skier Lindsey Vonn got injured.
Instead, he will stay home and prepare for three tournaments in Florida. He'll next play the Honda Classic on Feb. 27 followed by title defenses at Doral and Bay Hill.
This is the first time Woods will miss the Accenture Match Play Championship when healthy and the tournament is held in America.
This means the Match Play event will be without three of the top players in the world – Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott.