Tiger Woods opted out of next week's Tour Championship in Atalanta ending his PGA Tour for 2006.
Woods said he needed more rest after a tight schedule of playing seven out of the last nine weeks.
'I'm confident that this extended break will help me to recharge my batteries for the 2007 season,' he said.
Woods is next scheduled to compete at the HSBC Champions Tournament in China in two weeks' time.
Tiger Woods in an interview during the launch of the EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 video game in Los Angeles, October 10, 2006. Chris Pizzello/Reuters photo via Yahoo News.