Tiger Woods will not return to the PGA Tour this week.

Woods, who revealed his game felt “vunerable”, released his decision to withdraw through a statement on his official website.

“I know that I am not yet ready to play on the PGA Tour or compete in Turkey,” revealed Woods.

“My health is good, and I feel strong, but my game is vulnerable and not where it needs to be.

“I’m close and I won’t stop until I get there.”

The 14-time Major champion met a deadline and officially committed to play in the Safeway Open, staged at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California.

But, following a late decision n Monday it now means that the American won’t have teed it up in anger since a top 10 finish at the Wyndham Championship in August 2015.