The Pendleton Panther

Tiger Withdraws from own Tournament

Posted on: December 2, 2009

Picture Taken of Woods' Cadillac after the Crash

Tiger Woods announced Monday to tournament officials that he is confirmed to withdraw from the elite Chevron World Challenge tournament that he hosts every year to benefit his foundation. It is being held in Thousand Oaks, California at the Sherwood Country Club. He has withdrawn amid the immense media scrutiny he has faced from his car accident earlier in the week. He crashed his black Cadillac Escalade SUV into a fire hydrant and then into a tree at 2:25 am in his private Isleworth Residence Neighborhood, just meters from his home. People everywhere are questioning why this occurred citing a possible domestic fight with his wife since both rear windows of his car were smashed, and also of how he lost control of his car at such a slow speed.

Each year, Tiger assembles the most elite group of golfers in a field of only 18 players to play in his $5.75 million Charity Tournament. The tournament has also been granted a large amount World Ranking Points, and in attendance are 11 of the top 20 players in the Official World Ranking. The tournament generates huge amounts of money for charity each year benefiting mainly the Tiger Woods Foundation. The tournament is taking a huge hit with Woods not playing, let alone not even attending. But, we have to respect his privacy and decisions. Let’s hope this whole ordeal pans out and everything works out in the end.

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