Los Angeles: Tiger Woods, missing a second straight major golf championship this week with an injured left leg, plans to play in his buddy Notah Begay's charity event on August 31, Begay said on Thursday.
Woods did not immediately confirm his participation. But Begay, a fellow golfer who was a teammate of Woods at Stanford, said in a statement that Woods would play in the Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge at Turning Stone Resort near Verona, New York.
Begay rescheduled the event from its original July 5 date in hopes that Woods would be able to take part.
Woods, a 14-time major champion, is skipping this week's British Open as he continues to recover from a sprained ligament in his left knee and strained Achilles tendon.
He was injured in the third round of the Masters in April and aggravated the injuries in May when he started the Players Championship but withdrew after nine holes.
He was unable to play the US Open in June, and when he pulled out of the British Open he said he was "only going to come back when I'm 100 percent ready."
Woods, who has undergone four knee operations, has not won since November 2009, just before the eruption of a sex scandal that ended his marriage.
Woods himself hasn't said when he will return to the course.
Begay's event features mixed teams of men and women and is also set to include US PGA Tour pros Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan along with current and past LPGA golfers Cristie Kerr, Suzann Pettersen, Natalie Gulbis and Annika Sorenstam.
"I’m excited and very appreciative to have these incredible golfers involved with this year’s event," Begay said in a statement, which was posted on his foundation's website.
"Having instantly recognized names like Tiger (Woods) and Annika (Sorenstam), as well as some of the sport’s established and rising stars, draws a great deal of positive attention to the Foundation’s mission of empowering Native (American) youth to sustain active, healthy and productive lives."