Woods withdraws from his own golf tournament

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California (US), Dec.1 (ANI): Tiger Woods has withdrawn from his own golf tournament in California, citing the injuries he sustained in a car accident outside his home early Friday.

According to the New York Times, Woods statement on his web site, says his injuries from the accident were the reason for the withdrawal from the Chevron World Challenge, which begins Thursday in Thousand Oaks, California.

The tournament has raised money for the Tiger Woods Foundation since it began in 1999.

Meanwhile, the stalemate continues between the police and Woods, who has declined to speak with investigators from the Florida Highway Patrol.

"Contrary to various media reports, the Florida Highway Patrol has not made any comments regarding the details of the ongoing crash investigation involving Tiger Woods as it relates to medical information, or any other aspect of this investigation," a spokeswoman, Sergeant Kim Montes, said.

Leesa Bainbridge, the communications director for the Orange County clerk of courts, said Monday afternoon that "there is no search warrant recorded with our office at this point."

Dan Yates, a spokesman for Health Central, said he could not comment on whether the highway patrol had requested Woods's medical records.

Woods's 2009 Cadillac Escalade crashed into a fire hydrant and a neighbour's tree as he was pulling out of his driveway around 2:25 a.m. Friday in the gated community of Isleworth outside Orlando.

When the police arrived, according to an incident report, Woods was lying unconscious on the ground and was bleeding from cuts on his lips.

Among the unanswered questions are why Woods was leaving his home at that hour; the circumstances surrounding the presence at the scene of his wife, Elin; and how he sustained his injuries.

In the statement on his Web site, Woods said, "I am extremely disappointed that I will not be at my tournament this week."

The statement also said he would not play in any other events this year. (ANI)

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