Tiger Woods will spend the next fortnight on the sidelines and has been forced to pull out of the upcoming Genesis Open and Honda Classic tournaments.
The former World no.1 withdrew from the recent Dubai Desert Classic after suffering back spasms ahead of the 2nd round and he revealed: “My doctors have advised me not to play the next two weeks, to continue my treatment and to let my back calm down. This is not what I was hoping for or expecting.
"I am extremely disappointed to miss the Genesis Open, a tournament that benefits my foundation, and the Honda Classic, my hometown event.”
It’s the latest in a long line of injury setbacks for Woods who admitted earlier this week, after years of battling knee and back problems, that his body “will never feel great again.”
Woods, of course, will be hoping to be fit and well for the first major of the season, the US Masters at Augusta which is looming large on the horizon.
Tiger has won four green jackets but the odds are seriously stacked against him adding to the collection….