Tiger blames fa­tigue for miss­ing Shang­hai event

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SIN­GA­PORE

Tiger Woods said fa­tigue was the rea­son he skipped this week's World Golf Cham­pi­onship event in Shang­hai.

As Aus­tralian Adam Scott and South African Louis Oosthuizen grabbed the firstround lead at the $7 mil­lion event in China on Thurs­day, the 36-year-old Woods was hold­ing a putting clinic for school chil­dren in Sin­ga­pore.

The main spon­sor had been un­happy Woods and world num­ber one McIl­roy chose to miss the Shang­hai event de­spite be­ing in the coun­try and play­ing in a lu­cra­tive ex­hi­bi­tion event. Woods said he was look­ing for­ward to com­pet­ing in the World Chal­lenge in De­cem­ber, an in­vi­ta­tional event he hosts in Cal­i­for­nia, be­fore putting his clubs away for a long rest.

"I was tired and do­ing these things are easy. Com­pet­ing and get­ting ready for an­other golf tour­na­ment, I just didn't want to do that," Woods told re­porters at Marina Bay af­ter of­fer­ing his ex­per­tise to 12 se­lected teenagers. "I've got four more rounds at my tour­na­ment in LA and I'm done un­til Abu Dhabi next year so I'm look­ing for­ward to hav­ing this ex­tended break.

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