UNDATED (WTVB) - Tiger Woods is pulling himself out of the Ryder Cup. Woods told U.S. captain Tom Watson not to consider him for the tournament. The former world number-one said on his website that he's been told by doctors the muscles in his back "need to be rehabilitated and healed" and that he should not play or practice golf. Woods added that he plans on returning to competition in December at his World Challenge event in Orlando, Florida.
Woods has played in seven of the last eight Ryder Cups, only sitting out in 2008 after having knee surgery. The 2014 Ryder Cup will be played September 25-28 in Scotland.