Tiger withdraws in San Diego
By Torleif Sorenson on 2/5/15

When Tiger Woods finished his 11-over-par 82 last Friday at the Phoenix Open, he insisted that his back was "not an issue anymore." Either he was trying to deflect attention, or his back really was fine last week. But not anymore.

After finishing just 11 holes, Tiger Woods withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open within the last hour (after 2:00 p.m. PST) after obvious back pain.

Woods was not having his best round ever, although he did hole out from off the green. But late this afternoon, things started coming apart:

Tiger's recent playing record is shocking:

In a very unfortunately way, Tiger's recent injuries and attempts to play through them remind of the end of the career of Hall of Fame hockey player Bobby Orr. We just hope that Tiger will eventually — and completely — recover. Golf needs Tiger Woods so very much right now.

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