Tiger Woods is not playing in the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship
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Tiger Woods is not playing in the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship

Tiger Woods is not competing in next week's 2019 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.

Woods was not a part of the PGA Tour field list at the 5 p.m. Friday deadline to enter the tournament.

Last year, Woods put in one of the worst performances of his comeback season at Quail Hollow, squeaking through the 36-hole cut only to finish T-55. It was the worst finish of his 2018 campaign in which he made the cut.

Woods is a former winner of the Wells Fargo, though he only won it once, back in 2007. Since then, he hasn't fared particularly well at the club when he's played in the event.

However, by not competing in the Wells Fargo Championship, Tiger Woods' 2019 schedule has a huge gap in it between the Masters, which he won, and next month's PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park's Black Course in Long Island in New York. He is unlikely to make any kind of start before the second major of the year.

Woods has typically used this event and The Players, back when it was in May for the last 12 years, as tune-ups to stay fresh after the Masters. But for Woods' entire career, the second major has been the US Open, which has allowed Woods to play three times -- Quail Hollow, Sawgrass and Jack Nicklaus' the Memorial Tournament in Ohio -- before the national championship. With a condensed major schedule, the future of Woods' schedule could include a May with a single full event, the PGA Championship.

Some Woods fans may be relieved he's choosing to stay off the PGA Tour next week. A video posted by Golf TV, with which Woods has an exclusive content relationship, suggested a gimp in his gait just days before the entry deadline. Given the choice between resting and recouping after winning a 15th major or pushing it in an event that isn't up to that standard, most any Woods fan -- and Woods himself -- would pick rest.

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