T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.
Playing through injuries nothing new for Tiger Woods
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 | 12:09 p.m.
If it seems like Tiger Woods plays through pain on the golf course quite a bit, well, it's because he does.
By now you've either seen or read about Woods doubling over with back pain on Sunday at the Barclays.
This week, he's going to try to give it a go at the Deutsche Bank Championship and -- based on reports from his Thursday morning pro-am and comments the world's No. 1 player made afterward -- it appears to be pain-free for the moment.
The back problems are just the latest of Woods's on course ailments. Remember 2008 at Torrey Pines in the U.S. Open where he won on a broken leg?
Or, how about at the 1995 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills? Woods was an amateur then and was forced to withdraw due to a wrist injury caused by Shinnecock's nasty rough.
In case you've forgotten about the ailments of Woods, Golf World has put together an interesting slideshow of Tiger's injuries through the years, entitled: "Chronicles of Pain."
Here's to hoping Woods can just worry about his golf this week.
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