The 40-year-old confirmed he would not be playing in California this week
The former world No. 1 has been out of action since August last year due to serious back problems
Company built golf business around Tiger Woods' stardom, which has waned in recent years
Decision follows Adidas putting golf brands up for sale as sport struggles to hold on to new players
The former world No 1 celebrates his birthday, positive he can get back to the top after a long battle with personal issues, back problems and declining form
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This is Dubai, and bling is back. If you want to get the attention of a millionaire golfer you have to go big. The Dubai Desert Classic has gone bigger than any tournament on earth with a record jackpot for a hole-in-one at the 17th, a cool $2.5 million (£1.5m). Even Rory McIlroy is interested.
Woods's invite event begins in Los Angeles this week
High definition recordings wil no longer be used to determine infraction
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As expected the challengers gave it a crack on championship Sunday but in the end a five-shot advantage was too big for Victor Dubuisson to blow. The Frenchman survived a thrilling push from Jamie Donaldson, whose 63 included a hole-in-one at the 16th, and a 65 from Justin Rose, to claim his maiden European Tour victory at the Turkish Airlines Open.
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Moyes gives the frail United youngster his league debut 50 years after legend’s first game
It's a big week in Chicago for the cream of British golf. With just 30 players progressing to the final FedEx Play-off event of the season, next week's Tour Championship, only Justin Rose is guaranteed a shot at the $10m (£6.3m) jackpot that comes with victory.
Defending champion finishes with two birdies to put himself back in the hunt at Oak Hill