Lowry Preparing For Hero World Challenge In Bahamas

The Offaly golfer tees off at 4.45pm, alongside Canadian Corey Connors.

Clara golfer Shane Lowry is partnered by the Canadian, Corey Conners for the first round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas - they go out just before 4.45pm, Irish time. 

Tiger Woods last night ruled himself out of the tournament he's hosting. 

The 15-time Major-winner hasn't played since missing the cut at The Open in July. 

Woods was scheduled to play,  but has withdrawn because of a foot injury. 

His place in the field goes to the Austrian, Sepp Straka. 

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