Ouch! Tiger crippled by back pain at the Fed-ex. Drops to his knees

By: | Mon 26 Aug 2013


It is becoming a sadly familiar sight. Tiger Woods was once again playing through the pain on the PGA Tour at the first Fed-Ex Cup playoff event of 2013, The Barclays Championship. 

Tiger has been struggling with a bad back all week which was apparently caused by an overly soft mattress. At times on Sunday he was clearly in pain as he suffered back spasms and was eventually brought to his knees at the par5 15th. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXr44z1OUUI#t=34

To Tigers credit, he battled on to finish second in the event, one shot behind Adam Scott. It was a round that  evoked memories  of his amazing US Open victory in 2008 where he played through a ACL knee injury and a double stress fracture in his tibia to win his 14th major. 

For Tiger fans, these are worrying times and the rest of his season  must now be in doubt. A fit Tiger has looked unbeatable at times this year, but repeated injuries are now beginning to pepper his career casting doubt for many over his chances to overtake Jack Nicklaus as the greatest major champion the game has seen. 

When asked about playing in next weeks Fed-ex playoff event he responded: That's a hypothetical right now. I just got off and I'm not feeling my best right now.


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