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Woods Set To Miss Charity Event Through Injury

Tiger Woods has pulled out of a charity event scheduled for Wednesday due to the back injury that plagued him throughout his game at The Barclays.

The world number one struggled with the problem during the first event of the FedEx Cup play-offs, and then suffered painful back spasms over the last seven holes of the final round.

Woods blames the ailment on a soft hotel bed, although he still managed to finish the tie for second and just one stroke behind eventual winner Adam Scott.

Tiger had hoped to lend support to his good friend Notah Begay in his Foundation Challenge event at the Turning Stone Resort, but instead he will now be replaced by Gary Woodland.

"While we're disappointed Tiger is unable to play in this year's event, the important thing for Tiger is to make sure he's 100 percent healthy and not risk further injuring himself," said Begay, who was Woods' team-mate at Stanford University.

Woods is remaining hopeful, however, that he will be fighting fit and ready to tee up in the second of four play-off events at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston, which starts on Friday.

He has been tantalisingly grouped with Masters champion Adam Scott and Open winner Phil Mickelson in a high-profile three-ball for the first two rounds.