Tiger Woods withdraws from The Northern Trust with oblique strain

Tiger Woods’ agonizing time at The Northern Trust has come to an end. Woods announced on Friday morning that he has withdrawn from the tournament due to a mild oblique strain. Here’s his full statement:

Woods hadn’t been looking good at The Northern Trust, struggling to plus-4 on Thursday, 13 strokes behind the leader. This probably isn’t how he wanted his season to go, especially after his victory at the Masters four months ago.

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Woods said in his statement that he’s hopeful he can play next week at the BMW Championship, but oblique strains — even mild ones — can keep athletes out of commission for weeks at a time.

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