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Woods to skip Match Play Championship in Arizona

February 6, 2014

JUPITER, Florida (AP) — Tiger Woods is skipping the Match Play Championship in Arizona in two weeks.

Woods announced on his website on Thursday that he wasn’t planning to compete in the first World Golf Championship. He says his plan was to attend the Sochi Olympics in Russia before his girlfriend and champion skier Lindsey Vonn got injured.

Instead, he will stay home and prepare for three tournaments in Florida. He’ll next play the Honda Classic on Feb. 27 followed by title defenses at Doral and Bay Hill.

This is the first time Woods will miss the Match Play Championship when healthy and the tournament is held in America.

This means the Match Play will be without three of the top players in the world —Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott.

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