Woods thanks sponsors, players and fans at Chevron

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December 06, 2009
PGA TOUR staff

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- Tiger Woods has posted another statement on his Web site, this time thanking sponsors and players for being part of the tournament that supports his foundation.

Woods withdrew from the Chevron World Challenge at the start of the week, citing unspecified injuries from a car accident Nov. 27 outside his home in Florida.

He also thanked his staff and the volunteers, and said he was sorry he was unable to fulfill his duties as a host and player in the $5.75 million tournament.

Along with not playing, Woods chose not to show up at Sherwood Country Club.

Woods' statement was posted Sunday on his website:

As the final round of the Chevron World Challenge begins, I would like to extend my heartfelt thank you to everyone affiliated with the event, especially our amazing title sponsor, Chevron. They've been title sponsor for the last two years and have a vision and passion for creating real opportunities for my Foundation. I thank them for their ongoing commitment.

I'd also like to thank all of our supporting sponsors and my tireless, dedicated staff, board and volunteers who collectively produce this first-class golf tournament. I am so grateful to them for their efforts, and I am sincerely sorry I was unable to fulfill my duties as host and player in this important event.

There are also 18 outstanding pros in the field, and I thank them for providing us all with some excellent competition this week.

Lastly, I'd like to thank our fans for continuing to support us. Like them, I am extremely dedicated to this tournament, to my Foundation and the millions of young lives we serve. Thank you all for your support.

-- Tiger Woods

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