Disney officials said Woods did not meet the 5 p.m. deadline for entering the tournament. He has been roaming the Caribbean on his 155-foot yacht, 'Privacy,' since getting married Oct. 5 in Barbados to Elin Nordegren.
Disney is the only PGA Tour event Woods has played every year since he turned pro in late 1996. He won that year to qualify for the Tour Championship in just seven starts as a 20-year-old, and he won again in 1999 when he closed out the season with four straight victories.
Woods tied for second last year, four shots behind Vijay Singh.
The U.S. Coast Guard briefly detained Woods, his wife and their crew when they failed to notify authorities of their arrival at port in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Their previous stop had been St. Kitts.
Woods already has played 18 times on the PGA Tour this year, the same number as the previous two years. His next appearance likely will be the Tour Championship in Atlanta, which starts Nov. 4 at East Lake.
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