Tiger's Back
By Torleif Sorenson on 8/28/13

Yes, that is a headline with double meaning.

As noted on his web site, the world's number one golfer will play at this week's Deutsche Bank Championship, the second leg of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs. Woods will be grouped with Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson during the first two rounds at TPC Boston.

And, as the video from Sunday afternoon vividly illustrates, Tiger's back will be one of the most-watched parts of this week's tournament. Following his amazing T-2 at the Barclays and just missing a sudden-death playoff by three inches, Woods reluctantly pulled out of his friend Notah Begay's charity golf event scheduled for Wednesday on the Atunyote Course at Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona, New York.

Golf Channel's Bailey Mosier has reminds us that Tiger's medical issues go back to his college days, when surgery was necessary to remove scar tissue and a pair of benign tumors. Obviously, his most famous on-course injury occurred at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

Aside from the obviously on-course action, how many golf fans will watch the Deutsche Bank Championship to see if Tiger's back results in Tiger no longer being back?

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[ comments ]
Duke of Hazards says:
From personal experience, those back spasms, while extremely crippling, can resolve pretty quickly. You can go from hobbling around and wincing to perfectly fine in a couple of days. When you have millions of dollars and are surrounded by a stable of top doctors and cutting edge sports medicine, probably even more so.

I was more concerned about that elbow, which (also from personal experience) is a bitch of an injury. He apparently fixed that.
Torleif Sorenson says:
DoH: I forgot about the elbow! That screwed up his U.S. Open at Merion, for sure.
jasonfish11 says:
I'm sure the steroids will take care of all of it.

Sorry couldn't resist.
srogers13 says:
I thought the first two rounds in Boston were Friday and Saturday?
slimpks1850 says:
^ ^ ^ They are. Monday finish.
Torleif Sorenson says:
Sorry guys, mis-read the calendar. Since corrected.
Kurt the Knife says:
put a little deer antler spray on it.
mmontisano says:
for someone who says he works out so much to avoid injuries, he sure has a lot of injuries.
brianmk24 says:
I knew he was having back issues, but in realtime from 40 yds away, it looked like he got shot.
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