GREENSBORO, NC -- After a lot of hype, Tiger Woods officially declined playing in the Wyndham Friday night.
If there was any year for Tiger Woods to make the trip to the Triad and play in the Wyndham Championship, it was this year. There was the possibility he would need the points to push him up in the standings and contend for the playoffs and the Ryder Cup. Hope was there.
A lot was riding on his performance at the PGA Championship. When Tiger didn't make the cut after Round 2 Friday in Kentucky, Wyndham Championship Tournament Director Mark Brazil knew it wasn't likely for Tiger to come to Sedgefield.
"I'm sure it does damper the excitement around the Piedmont Triad, around North Carolina a little bit but you know, our field was already strong, it did get stronger today with the announcement of Ernie Els," said Brazil.
Brazil said he caught up with Tiger Wood's agent at the PGA Championship about Tiger's next move.
"I just kind of figured he's playing hurt, he's probably going to shut it down the rest of the year. Had he played well or even just even par, and was healthy, I think we would have seen him," said Brazil.