Tiger Woods breaks silence on coronavirus outbreak

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has broken his silence on the coronavirus outbreak, calling for people to be "safe, smart and do what is best".

The 15-time major winner, who has been out of the public eye since missing the cut in the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club last month, tweeted about the COVID-19 outbreak this evening. 

Currently rehabilitating from his latest back ailment, Woods was expected to defend his Masters title at Augusta National next month. However, on Friday, club officials announced that the tournament was being postponed as a result of the outbreak. 

Earlier that day, the PGA Tour announced the cancellation of all events between now and The Masters: THE PLAYERS Championship, the Valspar Championship, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and the Valero Texas Open. 

• Augusta National closed until further notice

• How pro golf is adjusting to COVID-19 chaos

• Jack Nicklaus makes grim golf prediction

At present, these are the only PGA Tour events to have fallen victim to coronavirus. 

However, with the CDC having called for the cancellation of all US events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks, it is expected that more golf events - including May's US PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park - will be impacted.

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
golf coaching
play button
Introducing... the top 5 drivers of 2020!
play button
REAL GAME CHANGERS – Titleist TSi metalwoods review
play button
Is this a cheaper and better ball??? – Vice Golf balls review
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Golfer is first woman to play all of Scotland's courses
Gleneagles to host 2022 Senior Open
Masters schedule released with one key feature AXED
Ocean Tee making sustainable waves on European Tour
Scots club safeguards future with world-class short game facility

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Rotate behind the ball
play button
Keep the arms and body connected
play button
Increase the speed of your hands for more distance
play button
Keeping your clubface square
See all videos right arrow