Golf: Woods out of charity event

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Tiger Woods is still hoping to play in the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston, which begins on Friday, despite struggling with a back problem.

The world number one struggled with the problem during The Barclays but still managed to finish tied for second, just one shot behind winner Adam Scott.

Woods suffered from painful back spasms over the last seven holes of the final round in New Jersey and has now been forced to pull out of a charity event.

Woods was set to play in Notah Begay’s Foundation Challenge event at the Turning Stone Resort, but will now rest in the hope he will be fit to play in the second event of the FedExCup play-offs later this week.

The American has been replaced by Gary Woodland and although he is disappointed, Woods’ good friend Begay understands the decision to pull out.

“While we’re disappointed Tiger is unable to play in this year’s event, the important thing for Tiger is to make sure he’s 100 percent healthy and not risk further injuring himself,” said Begay.

Woods is due to make up a high-profile three-ball with Masters champion Adam Scott and Open winner Phil Mickelson for the first two rounds and now faces a race against time to make the first tee.

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