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Tiger Woods Taking Indefinite Leave From Golf

Woods said that "the last two weeks have been very disappointing to me" and that he needs "a lot of work on my game."

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Tiger Woods announced Wednesday that he taking a break from golf due to injuries.

In a statement on his website, Woods wrote that "the last two weeks have been very disappointing to me" and that he needs "a lot of work on my game."

As a result, he is taking time off.

In his statement, Woods adds that he will still be practicing next week and hopes to play the Honda Classic, a tournament that begins Feb. 28. However, he won't play "unless my game is tournament-ready."

"I do, however, expect to be playing again very soon," Woods adds in the statement.

Woods game has declined precipitously of late, leading to speculation over what exactly was the problem.

Arguing that Woods had "reached a low point," the Boston Globe wrote Wednesday that he has been so bad of late that it "brought audible gasps from those watching and sympathy — sympathy! — from some of his fellow tour players."

On Tuesday, the Golf Channel speculated that Woods' "fall" could be due to his "quest for perfection." And earlier this year, The New York Times wrote about watching Woods' "launch wildly errant drives" during the "worst round of his career."

Woods was once golf's top player, but has suffered a string of injuries, as well as scandals in recent years.

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