LA JOLLA, Calif. — Tiger Woods’ brief diversion is unexpected among a slightest of his worries.
Woods’ heavy behind seized adult again during a haze check during Torrey Pines Friday, and 11 holes later, he pulled out of a Farmers Insurance Open after a final tee shot. It was his third withdrawal for behind issues in his final 8 starts and his sixth for several injuries given 2010.
Before then, his usually withdrawal due to damage was as an pledge during a 1995 U.S. Open during Shinnecock Hills where he sprained his wrist.
Woods underwent a microdiscectomy to correct a prominent front in his behind reduction than 11 months ago. After he attempted to lapse in July, repeated behind spasms forced him to tighten down a 2014 deteriorate for good after a PGA Championship in August.
Woods was 2-over by 11 holes and entrance off a double spook when he shook hands with personification partners Billy Horschel and Rickie Fowler and called it a day.
“It’s frustrating that it started shutting down like that,” he told reporters in a brief parking lot talk session. “I was prepared to go. we had a good warmup event a initial time around. Then we stood out here and we got cold, and all started deactivating again. And it’s frustrating that we only can’t stay activated. That’s only kind of a approach it is.”
When Woods was asked if it was a same pain he gifted final year, he said, “It’s only my glutes are shutting off. Then they don’t activate and, hence, it goes into my reduce back. So, we attempted to activate my glutes as best we could, in between, though it just, they never stayed activated.”
Horschel pronounced Woods was “in utterly a bit of pain out there. “ He knew early on something was wrong after they started on a 10th tee of a North Course after being called off a tee for one hour for a second haze check of a morning.
“If we didn’t see it on 10, we saw it on 11,” Horschel said. “Then we asked him when we walked off a 12th tee. we said, ‘back spiteful we again?’ He said, ‘Spasms.’ And it was unfortunate.
“I consider he’s doing a lot of good things in his game, we consider he’s not that distant off, deliberation where everybody else is thinking, though from my eye we feel like he’s unequivocally tighten to personification good it’s only a matter of removing some reps and staying healthy so he can work on his diversion still. If he can only stay healthy and be means to work on it, we consider that we would see a results.”
Woods, who was entrance off a career-high 82 when he missed final week’s cut during a Waste Management Phoenix Open, pronounced he started feeling his behind on a putting immature watchful for a re-start. He had problems from a start attack it right, a pointer he couldn’t get by a ball, and bogeyed dual of a initial 4 holes.
On his first, a 10th hole of a North Course, he strike 3-wood to a decent mark in a initial cut, though with a pin tucked to a right and all a immature to a left, he fanned a 9-iron and short-sided himself.
Woods set adult for a large flopper though it came out low, 25 feet past a hole and he missed that.
Woods chipped in from 25 feet to save standard on 11, a initial hole where he seemed to be limping, though on 12, he blew his tee shot onto a 13th tee, chipped 8 feet brief and missed that.
After saving pars with a integrate of eight-footers, he done his initial birdie on 16 from out of a left severe with his initial immature in regulation, rolling in a five-footer.
He reached a par-5 18th in dual with a genuine good fairway steel though three-putted for par. By that time, he was wincing in pain.
Woods is ostensible to lapse to movement during a Honda Classic Feb. 26. It would now take a spectacle to validate for a WGC Cadillac Championship during Doral a following week. He pronounced Thursday it’s his idea to rise for a Masters though he might not be means to work on a diversion that needs it badly.