Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge taking place at Turning Stone Resort and Casino.
Woods has withdrawn due to a back injury, which bothered the world’s number one ranked golfer last weekend in The Barclay’s PGA Tour event in New Jersey.
Gary Woodland will replace Woods in the event that raises money for the foundation which sponsors programs designed by Native Americans, for Native American youth. It promotes physical fitness, wellness and leadership development.
Tiger Woods said, “I have spoken to Notah, and I would also like to express my personal regrets to the Oneida Indian Nation, sponsors and fans that I am unable to play in the Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge. Improving health and wellness in Native American children is an important and meaningful cause, and I want to commend Notah for his hard work and diligence. I’m certain it will be a very successful event.”
The Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge will be played at Turning Stone Resort Casino’s Atunyote Golf Club Wednesday, August 28 beginning at 9:15 a.m.
All proceeds from the tournament directly benefit the Notah Begay III Foundation and its ongoing work in Native American communities. The event has raised more than $4 million the past five years according to the foundation.
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