"I got a call this afternoon from Mark Steinberg on behalf of Tiger," tournament director Ken Kennerly said in a statement. "He wanted to let us know that Tiger is not going to play in the Honda Classic. He has been working on his game this week and feels as though he is not tournament ready to play next week."
Woods announced last week that he would be taking an indefinite leave from golf after missing the cut at the
"I'd like to play The Honda Classic -- it's a tournament in my hometown and it's important to me -- but I won't be there unless my game is tournament-ready," Woods said in a statement on his website announcing his leave. "That's not fair to anyone. I do, however, expect to be playing again very soon."
How soon remains the question.
Woods won't qualify to play in the upcoming
Beyond that he could return for the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla. (March 12-15), but that appears unlikely since he's never played in that tournament before.