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Tiger Woods Withdraws From Bridgestone With Back Injury

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GolfTiger Woods reinjured his back in the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday, making his exit from the tournament after hitting his tee shot on the 9th hole.

Woods was in visible pain as a result of the injury, which occurred when Woods attempted to hit a shot from a bunker on the fairway on the 2nd hole from an awkward stance.

Woods described his injury, “It happened on the second hole when I hit my second shot, I fell back into the bunker,” Woods said. “I just jarred it, and it’s been spasming ever since.”

Woods didn’t show too much difficulty immediately after the injury took place, but was in a lot of pain after the incident. He performed poorly on the 5th, 6th, and 7th holes, going 3 over on those holes. After parring the 8th he hit a 215 yard tee shot on the 9th, struggled to pick up his tee, then called for a golf cart to come pick him up.

By this point Woods was in visible pain, grimacing when sitting on the cart. When he got back to his car, he struggled to take off his golf shoes and put on tennis shoes, having to use the car to support himself.

Woods had surgery on March 31st to help alleviate pressure on a pinched nerve in his back which kept him out of tournaments after just 4 played in 2014 to that point.

The 14 time major championship winner has dealt with his share of injury problems over the past few years, with his last major win being the 2008 U.S Open.

Tiger is back in Florida to have an evaluation of his back. Hopefully this is a minor injury and Tiger Woods can be back on the course soon to continue his pursuit of more major championships to add to his extensive trophy case.

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