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Woods Withdraws from Wells Fargo Championship


Citing an injury to his left knee and Achilles tendon, Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Wells Fargo Championship. The PGA Tour event will be held May 5-8 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte.

Woods made the announcement on his website. Here's the full entry http://web.tigerwoods.com/news/article/2011042618266714/news/:

"Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he will miss the Wells Fargo Championship because of a minor injury.

"Woods suffered a Grade 1 mild medial collateral ligament sprain to his left knee and a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon while hitting a difficult and awkward second shot from the pine straw under the Eisenhower tree left of the fairway at No. 17 during the third round of the Masters. Woods was able to continue playing at Augusta and then later decided to seek a medical evaluation.

"Doctors have advised rest and cold-water therapy, and soft tissue treatment will also occur later this week. There is no definitive time frame for healing, but Woods hopes to be back in a few weeks."

"I personally contacted tournament officials and expressed my regret in not being able to play," Woods said. "This is an outstanding event, but I must follow doctors' orders to get better."

This is the fourth time he has missed a tournament because of his left knee. Woods did not say when he might return, but hopes to be back in a few weeks. It's possible he could return for the Players Championship May 12-15.

"This is precautionary. We're not at all concerned," said Mark Steinberg, his agent at IMG. "He's just listening to his doctors, which is kind of nice. He certainly didn't listen to them before the U.S. Open in 2008."