The Melbourne (Australia) Herald Sun, citing, well, nothing more concrete than “strengthening whispers,” reported that Tiger Woods might return to tournament golf at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson on Feb. 17-21. The Herald Sun could also have reported, just as accurately, that “really strengthening whispers” are that Woods won’t play in Tucson.
Woods did return from his injury-induced hiatus from golf at the same tournament a year ago. It is interesting to note that Accenture was one of the first of Woods’ major sponsors to drop the golfer after Woods’ admission of multiple marital infidelities was reported.
The Arizona Daily Star reported that WGC-Accenture tournament officials have no information on Woods’ possible participation.
Woods is the top-ranked player in the world. The tournament invites the top 64 ranked players in the world. Second-ranked Phil Mickelson has said he was skipping the event to take a vacation with his family. The vacation had been postponed last year, Mickelson said, when his wife, Amy, was diagnosed with breast cancer.