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Tiger Woods suffering from stomach ailment

Tiger Woods had a stomach virus and withdrew from the pro-am Monday at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

PGA of America spokesman Julius Mason said tournament officials still expect Woods to play in the 36-hole event for winners of this year's majors.

The $1 million event was scheduled to begin Tuesday with Woods attempting to win his sixth Grand Slam title.

Woods, fresh from a successful defense of his title at the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan, told officials early Monday that he was up all night and wouldn't be able to attend the pro-am or clinic.

That left Vijay Singh and U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell as the only participants in Monday's pro-am. Defending champion and PGA Championship winner Phil Mickelson wasn't scheduled to arrive on Kauai until Tuesday.

Mason said Woods' ankle, which he twisted on his tee shot during a playoff hole in Japan, wasn't the problem.

Woods has said his ankle has been bothering him for about a month and that the cold weather in Japan made it worse.

He won six times on the PGA Tour this year, including major victories in the Masters and British Open.

November 22, 2005

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