Tiger Woods withdrew after playing 13 holes in the final round of the Honda Classic on Sunday, citing lower back spasms.
Woods's early exit marked the sixth time in his PGA Tour career that he's withdrawn from a tournament and the fourth time he's done so in the last five seasons. That number is seven 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
Woods is the defending champion at next week's WGC-Cadillac Championship. No word yet on whether he will tee it up.
"Too early to tell," Woods said in a statement about playing next week at Doral. "I'll get treatment every day to try to calm it down. Just don't know yet. Wait until Thursday and see how it feels."
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