Tiger Woods looks set to miss the opening tournament of 2019, according to ESPN.
The 42-year-old, who turns 43 on Sunday, had until Friday to officially commit to the Sentry Tournament of Champions, which takes place in Hawaii.
Woods qualified to compete in the competition by winning the Tour Championship back in September, however, Alex Urban, the tournament’s general manager, claimed that they have heard from Woods’ representatives and that he is “spending more time with family and friends over the holiday and will start his season at a later event.”
The tournament is set to begin on January 3, with the likes of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas all set to take part.
As for Woods, he will most likely wait until the Farmers Insurance Open at the end of January to make his calendar year debut, with the American hoping to add to his 80 Tour victories in 2019.