Tiger Woods previously announced he would miss Torrey Pines and Riviera because he was recovering from a fifth back surgery that he had just before Christmas.

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Tiger Woods wipes his forehead on the fourth green during the second round of The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio in this undated photo. AFP FILE PHOTO

He apparently is not ready to return.

Woods, eligible at No. 48 in the world, was not on the commitment list Friday for the Workday Championship next week at Concessional Golf Club in Florida. That’s the World Golf Championship typically held in Mexico City.

Next on the PGA Tour is the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, The Players Championship, the Honda Classic, and the Dell Technologies Match Play.

Woods has not publicly indicated when he might return.

A big discussion at the Players Advisory Council this week led to The Players Championship having a bigger field.

The Players Championship was the first tournament canceled last year by the Covid-19 pandemic. The PGA Tour returned three months later with one-time changes to eligibility because of lost time.

Among the changes was qualifying for The Players. Instead of the criteria including the top 125 from the previous season’s FedEx Cup, it was changed to be a cumulative FedEx Cup points list that began at the start of the 2019-2season.

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