Tiger Woods stated he was “extremely disappointed” after having to tug out of two extra tournaments over the following fortnight as he continues to battle again spasms.
The 14-time main winner final week took half in simply his third occasion since August 2015, however withdrew earlier than the beginning of Friday’s second spherical on the Omega Dubai Desert Traditional having did not card a single birdie in a gap 77.
Woods insisted he had not suffered an damage setback at Emirates Golf Membership, however has now stated he will even must miss the following two weeks of PGA Tour motion – the Genesis Open and the Honda Traditional – on medical recommendation.
“My doctors have advised me not to play the next two weeks, to continue my treatment and to let my back calm down,” Woods stated on his web site.
“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. I would like to thank Genesis for their support, and I know we will have an outstanding week.”
The 41-year-old’s future taking part in schedule shall be decided at a later date after his again is reassessed.
The Masters, the primary main of the 12 months, will get underneath method on April 6.
Woods posted the hyperlink to his assertion on his Twitter account on Friday, indicating he nonetheless deliberate to attend subsequent week’s match in Los Angeles.
“Really looking forward to seeing everyone @genesisopen open next week, unfortunately I won’t be able to play,” he wrote.
In his first 322 begins as knowledgeable, Woods withdrew from simply 5 occasions. In his final 19 begins, he has withdrawn 4 instances.
The previous world primary didn’t look 100 per cent match at numerous factors throughout his opening spherical in Dubai, climbing gingerly out of a greenside bunker on his first gap and notably grimacing as he walked off the tee on the seventh, his 16th.
Woods admitted earlier this week that he fears he’ll “never feel great” once more due to the variety of accidents he has suffered throughout his profession.
In an interview with Dubai journal Imaginative and prescient, he stated of his street to restoration: “It was robust, it was greater than brutal. There have been instances once I bodily did not know if I might get away from bed. There have been instances once I wanted assist simply to get away from bed.
“There were plenty of times when I thought I would never play the game (again) at the elite level.”
He continued: “I really feel good, not nice. I do not assume I’ll ever really feel nice as a result of it is three again surgical procedures, 4 knee operations.
“I’m always going to be a little bit sore. But as long as I can function, and function at a good enough level, I’m fine with that.”
Woods is now ranked outdoors the highest 650 and is with out a win since 2013, along with his final main title coming on the 2008 US Open.