Friday, February 16, 2007

Rumor on Tiger Woods skipping Nissan denied

Greg McLaughlin, president of the Tiger Woods Foundation, denied reports that Tiger Woods skipped the Nissan Open because of a feud with PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem over the timing of his tournament, the Target World Challenge.

"We've never discussed having the tournament in November with the PGA Tour," McLaughlin said Thursday. "We've had the tournament the first or second week in December since the very beginning. We've been pleased because we've had great success with that.

Rumors have been buzzing as to why Woods missed the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship and the Nissan.

The Nissan gave Woods his first sponsor exemption when he was 16 years old.

Tiger Woods of the U.S. putts on the 6th hole during the fourth round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai February 4, 2007. Tony Gentile/Reuters photo via Yahoo News.