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Newz Forum: GOLF: Tiger on media tour, but too tired to play in Pennsylvania

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posted on Sep, 21 2004 @ 07:17 PM
FARMINGTON, Pa. -- Tiger Woods won't be playing in this week's 84 Lumber Classic after all.

After much fanfare last week over Woods' decision to play at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in western Pennsylvania, his agent said Tuesday morning he was worn out from the Ryder Cup.

"He wouldn't be ready to play this week," Mark Steinberg of IMG said from New York, where Woods was doing a media tour to promote his new video game from EA Sports.

Woods and the rest of the Americans suffered their worst loss ever in the Ryder Cup, as Europe won all three formats for an 18½-9½ margin to capture the cup for the seventh time in the last 10 years.

Tournament and resort founder Joe Hardy held a news conference last week to announce Woods was playing, and it was a huge boost for the 2-year-old tournament to have such a strong field. Advertisements last week touted the 84 Lumber Classic as a matchup between Woods and Vijay Singh, who earlier this month replaced Woods at No. 1 in the world ranking.

Woods is scheduled to play next week in Ireland at the American Express Championship.

More than 80,000 tickets have already been sold for the 84 Lumber Classic, and officials were counting on Woods' participation to draw its largest crowd ever.

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