Woods urges all to ‘be safe, smart’ during coronavirus outbreak
LOS ANGELES: Golf superstar Tiger Woods tweeted a simple message Monday in his first public comments on the coronavirus pandemic put his Masters title defense on indefinite hold.
“There are a lot more important things in life than a golf tournament right now,” Woods said in a Twitter post.
“We need to be safe, smart and do what is best for ourselves, our loved ones and our community.”
Woods won his 15th major title at the Masters last April, ending an 11-year major drought after a marriage-ending scandal and career-threatening injuries.
But golf has been no exception as the sports world has ground to a virtual halt in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, and Augusta National Golf Club announced last week that the 2020 Masters would not take place April 9-12. - AFP