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Woods won't write while on hiatus

Tiger Woods won't have any instructional or tips articles in Golf Digest magazine while he is on leave from professional golf, the magazine said Wednesday.

"Golf Digest has had a long-standing relationship with Tiger Woods to provide instruction articles for the magazine, and we do not have any plans to change that," the magazine said in a statement. "We respect Tiger's decision to take a break from professional golf and focus on his family; Tiger's bylined instruction articles will not be published in Golf Digest during his time away from the game."

Woods has been writing for the magazine since he turned professional in 1996. He isn't writing while on leave, which he took Dec. 11 -- two weeks after an auto accident outside of his Orlando home led to an admission of marital infidelity on the part of Woods.

"I need to focus my attention on being a better husband, father, and person," Woods wrote that day on his Web site.

Woods will remain on the magazine's masthead as a Playing Editor, the magazine said.

He was most recently on the magazine's January cover with President Barack Obama. The cover, which featured a composite photograph and was printed prior to Woods' traffic accident, referred to the story inside on "10 Tips Obama Can Take from Tiger."