Woods Withdraws From Northern Trust Due To ‘Mild Oblique Strain’.

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the second round of the Northern Trust citing pain and stiffness caused by a mild oblique strain.

The PGA Tour announced via Twitter the 15-time Major winner’s decision not to tee-up on day two of the $US 9.25m event in New Jersey.

The statement added:  “I went for treatment early Friday morning, but unfortunately I’m still unable to compete.  I’d like to thank the New Jersey and New York fans for their support and remain hopeful I can compete next week at the BMW Championship.”

Woods got off to a slow start in the first round Thursday with a four-over 75 that left him tied for 116th in a 120-player field.

The score had been his second-highest career round in any FedExCup Playoffs event since the inception of the FedExCup Playoffs and with Woods’ high score being a final round 76 in the 2012 Northern Trust (Barclays Championship) at Bethpage Park Black.

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