“He didn’t want to do it, and I fully understand his situation. There’s a lot going on in his world right now and there’s also a part of Tiger that doesn’t want to become that, I don’t want, for lack of a better word, a sideshow at an event where we should. focus on what’s going on. “
Hicks added, “I understand that what is going on in his world, he wanted to keep it low key and stay out of the spotlight for this one and I just hope he enjoys it at home watching it on TV.” . “
Tiger – who won the US Open the last time Torrey Pines hosted the event in 2008 – has avoided the spotlight since he crashed his race in Los Angeles County on February 23.
He barely spoke about the incident – only revealing that rehabilitation was “More painful than anything I’ve ever known” – and he’s only posted one photo of himself since the crash.
As we previously reported, Tiger broken several bones in his leg and required several complicated surgeries and a metal stabilizer rod to resolve the issues.
It is not yet known whether Woods will ever play competitive golf again.