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Woods Withdraws from Arnold Palmer Invitational Due to Back Pain

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 00:01 Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:52

Tiger Woods

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

ORLANDO, Florida — Tiger Woods withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Tuesday because of persistent pain in his back, creating even more uncertainty for golf's No. 1 player with the Masters only three weeks away.

And that's if Woods can even play in the Masters.

"I personally called Arnold today to tell him that, sadly, I won't be able to play in his tournament this year," Woods said on his website.

"I would like to express my regrets to the Orlando fans, the volunteers, the tournament staff, and the sponsors for having to miss the event. Unfortunately, my back spasms and the pain haven't subsided."

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Tiger Woods’ Ex-Caddie Steve Williams Says He Regrets 2011 TV Interview

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 03:12 Friday, 14 March 2014 03:09

Steve Williams

Canadian Press

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — The ex-caddie of Tiger Woods says his one regret was his television interview on the 18th green after Adam Scott won at Firestone.

Scott won the Bridgestone Invitational in 2011, and Steve Williams got most of the attention for an interview right after the tournament ended. Williams had spent 12 years with Woods until getting fired a month earlier and told David Feherty of CBS Sports, "I've caddied for 33 years — 145 wins now — and that's the best win I've ever had."

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As the World (of Tiger Woods) Turns

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 21:43 Tuesday, 11 March 2014 21:28

Tiger Woods

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

PALM HARBOR, Florida — One lesson Jack Nicklaus imparted on Tiger Woods a decade ago in South Africa was to always be part of the conversation.

They were talking that day about rivalries.

The problem now for Woods is it's hard to have any conversation about him without mentioning his health. The biggest rival for Woods at age 38 might be a body that by his own account appears to be breaking down.

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Tiger Begins Road to Augusta with a Limp

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 08:15 Tuesday, 04 March 2014 08:03

Tiger Woods

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida — The last time Tiger Woods quit in the middle of a round because of an injury, he won his next tournament. And then he followed that with his highest score ever in the Masters, the ultimate measure of Woods these days.

Now what?

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Woods Withdraws in Final Round of Honda Classic

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 March 2014 16:32 Sunday, 02 March 2014 16:19

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Doug Ferguson (AP)

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida — The road to the Masters got off to a bumpy start Sunday for Tiger Woods when he withdrew from the Honda Classic with what he said was a lower back injury.

Woods was 5-over par for the final round — 12 shots behind Rory McIlroy at the time — when he shook hands with Luke Guthrie on the 13th green and told him he was done. It was the farthest point at PGA National, and the tournament sent a van to collect Woods and his family.

Police kept the media from the parking lot.

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