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Tiger Woods to skip Nissan Open

One tournament Tiger Woods longs to win will have to wait at least one more year.

Woods has withdrawn from next week's Nissan Open, saying he's been sick for two weeks and needs some time away from the golf course.

"I just want to go home and get some rest," Woods said in announcing his withdrawal from the tournament next week at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

The Nissan Open has always been a special tournament for Woods, who grew up in Southern California. The Nissan Open was his first PGA Tour event when he played it as a 16-year-old amateur. It is also the only tournament Woods has played at least four times as a professional without winning.

Woods battled the flu last week at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, failing to complete practice rounds on either Tuesday or Wednesday. The symptoms continued to drain him this week at the Buick Invitational, where he birdied the final hole on Friday just to make the cut.

After skipping Riviera, Woods will be back in Southern California the following week for the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. Woods will be the top seed in the 64-player, single-elimination tournament at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.


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