According to Rick Singer, CEO of the Tiger Woods Foundation, Woods will not attend the tournament this year as he continues treatment for how he manages his pain medication.
“Tiger will stay in touch with the tournament and receive regular updates during the week”.
Woods was not planning to play this week at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, Maryland, but it was announced he would not be attending the event that benefits the Tiger Wood Foundation.
Woods was arrested in the early hours of Memorial Day after Jupiter (Fla.) police found Woods behind the wheel of his running Mercedes-Benz on the side of a road with fresh damage to the driver’s side of the auto.
His court date has been pushed back to August 9.
Woods has only played in the tournament twice since 2012, the second time he won the tournament (2009), with the last time coming in 2015 at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in northern Virginia. He missed the tournament altogether in 2008, when he was recovering from major knee and leg surgery, but he has generally tried to show up for either the opening ceremonies or the trophy presentation – or both – in years when injuries have prevented him from playing. While he tested negative for alcohol, Woods admitted he had taken a cocktail of prescription medications for a sleep disorder and to manage his back pain. He came back last December for the Hero World Challenge, but then withdrew from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February. Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm headline the 120-player field.