Jersey City, NJ- Tiger Woods ended a frustrating weekend early by withdrawing from The Northern Trust on Friday morning. The 43 year old posted a +4 on Friday, just one stroke better than the worst score of the tournament.
Woods had been dealing with a tight back before the tournament began. The finishing blow to his weekend’s chances was a strained oblique.
This is the first withdrawal from a PGA Tournament since the Farmer Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego back in 2015. This is the 10th withdrawal across 357 career PGA events and 23 seasons as a professional golfer.
Woods began the week 28th in FedEx Cup Playoff contention, narrowly holding a spot in the Tour Championship in Atlanta in two weeks. He is projected to slip to 36th in the most recent FedEx Cup points predictions.
Woods was slated to golf with JT Poston and Scott Piercy, and would’ve needed a low round to reach the -1 cutline from his +4 starting spot.