Tiger Woods has withdrawn from The Northern Trust ahead of his scheduled second round start time of 12:33 p.m. because of a mild oblique strain, Woods confirmed in a statement on Friday.
“I went for treatment early Friday morning, but unfortunately I’m still unable to compete,” Woods said. “I’d like to thank the New Jersey and New York fans for their support and remain hopeful I can compete next week at the BMW Championship.”
Woods fired a 4-over par 75 on Thursday — 13 shots off the lead — and appeared to be well on his way to missing the weekend cut for a second consecutive event just weeks after missing the cut at The Open Championship.
Woods has played sparingly since his Masters win in April. This is just his second non-major and fifth event overall. He’s only played the weekend in two of them.
“It was a little bit stiff, but that’s just the way it’s going to be,” Woods said on Thursday. “I knew today we had the perfect greens and I needed to shoot something under (par), but I went the wrong way.”
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