Tiger Woods is taking an indefinite break from golf, saying his game is “unacceptable for tournament play”.
Woods, 39, withdrew injured from last week’s event at Torrey Pines after just 12 holes, having missed the cut at the Phoenix Open the week before.
“I need a lot of work on my game and to spend time with people that are important to me,” said the American.
“I enter a tournament to compete at the highest level. When I think I’m ready, I’ll be back.”