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Tiger Woods withdrew after playing 11 holes in the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open on Thursday, citing back pain caused in part by a weather delay for coastal fog in La Jolla, Calif.
Woods's early exit marked the eighth time in his PGA Tour career that he's withdrawn from a tournament and the sixth time he's done so in the last five seasons. That number is nine if you include the 1995 U.S. Open, where a then 19-year-old Woods -- an amateur at the time -- withdrew after injuring his wrist while playing a shot from deep rough at Shinnecock Hills.
Here is a breakdown of Woods's withdrawals on the PGA Tour, in chronological order:
- 1998: Woods withdraws before the start of the Kemper Open due to a back injury
- 2006: Woods withdraws before teeing off in the third round of the Nissan Open citing the flu
- 2010: Woods withdraws from the Players Championship after eight holes in the final round citing a neck injury
- 2011: Woods withdraws after nine holes in the first round of the Players Championship citing a knee injury
- 2012: Woods withdraws from the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral after 12 holes in the final round citing a left leg injury
- 2014: Woods withdraws after 13 holes in the final round of the Honda Classic citing lower back spasms
- 2014: Woods withdraws after eight holes in the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational, citing lower back spasms.
- 2015: Woods withdraws after 11 holes in the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open, citing back pain.
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