Tiger to Skip PGA in Bermuda

Furyk will putt in his place while Woods spends time with family
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2007 2:43 AM CDT
Jim Furyk smiles after missing a birdie putt on the 18th green during the second round of the BMW Championship PGA golf tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, in Lemont, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Tiger Woods will not be playing in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda this October, citing a desire to spend more time with his family, AP reports. The seven-time PGA Grand Slam champion will be focusing on his new daughter, Sam Alexis, and wife Elin Nordegren. Alternate Jim Furyk will take Woods' place in Bermuda.

Tiger's break will start after the Presidents Cup at the end of September, and last for 2½ months—the longest break he's taken not due to an injury. Organizers of the PGA Grand Slam are "disappointed," but "understand and respect his decision," said a spokesman. Furyk will face Zach Johnson, Angel Cabrera and Padraig Harrington in Bermuda.