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Tiger Woods cancels visit to Argentina

Former World No. 1 and US player Tiger Woods.

Back injury keeps him out of circuit

Tiger Woods withdrew from the Copa América to be held in Argentina in October due to his back injury. The US player will be out of the circuit until next year.

Former World No. 1 Tiger Woods, who was going to participate in the Copa América in Argentina, cancelled yesterday his visit in October due to his back injury that will keep him out of the circuit until next year.

Copa América President Lisandro Borges confirmed that Woods and his partner and US compatriot Matt Kuchar will not compete in the tournament.

The championship officials also said that both players “expressed their wishes of participating in future editions of the competition.”

Woods had retired from the traditional Bridgestone Invitational on August 3 due to back problems.

In the next PGA Tour tournament in Valhalla, the US player tried to play but his back pain continued. He finally decided to cancel all his commitments of the rest of the year.

The Copa América will be played from October 23 to 26 at the Pilar Golf Club, with 34 teams from different countries.

Ángel “Pato” Cabrera, winner of two Grand Slams (US Open in 2007 and Augusta in 2009) will be part of the Argentine team.

THE BARCLAYS. Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the one big prize remaining this year — a shot at the US$10 million FedEx Cup prize.

Scott ran off four straight birdies in the middle of his round and finished with a tap-in birdie yesterday for a 6-under 65 to share the 36-hole lead with Cameron Tringale at The Barclays. Scott is the defending champion at the first FedEx Cup playoff event. He won last year at Liberty National.

British Open and PGA champion Rory McIlroy was nine shots better than his opening round, playing bogey-free for a 65. Not only did he make the cut, McIlroy suddenly is only five shots behind going into the weekend.

In the Czech Republic, Jamie Donaldson shot a 3-under 69 yesterday to retain a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Czech Masters.

Phil Mickelson played a shot from the deck of a grandstand in a wild day that ended with a birdie to make the cut on the number.

Lee Westwood kept his PGA Tour season going — barely. He shot a 73 and made the cut on the number at one-over 143. Because 79 players made the cut, there will be a 54-hole cut today.

Herald staff with agencies

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