Woods hosts amateur event despite Safeway WD


PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Just hours after Tiger Woods announced he would not be returning to the PGA Tour at this week’s Safeway Open, he was on property at Spyglass Hill Golf Course to host a three-day amateur event that benefits his foundation.

According to various sources at Spyglass Hill, Woods did not play in the event on Monday nor was he seen hitting golf balls on the range.

He’s scheduled to host a reception dinner Monday evening in Monterey and will hold a clinic on Tuesday at Monterey Peninsula Country Club for the participants of the event.

Woods planned to return to competition for his first event in 14 months at this week’s season opener in Napa, Calif., but announced on his website that although he was healthy enough to play, his “game is vulnerable and not where it needs to be.”

He also withdrew from next month’s Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour and said in his statement that he plans to play the Hero World Challenge in December, which also benefits his foundation.