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From bad to worse: Back pains force Tigers Woods to withdraw at Torrey Pines

The former world number one was unable to finish the 12th hole in the latest setback of his career.

Farmers Insurance Open Golf Woods is driven off the course. Source: AP/Press Association Images

AN AILING TIGER Woods has withdrawn from the first round of Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines after 11 holes.

The 14-time major champion appeared to be troubled by back pain, and was two-over for the day when he spoke to his playing partners and walked gingerly off the Torrey Pines North Course.

He appeared to be having so much trouble that he couldn’t even bend over to pick up his own tee.

Source: Brendan Porath/Vine

His early departure is another setback after he shot a career-worst 82 in the second round at Phoenix last week.

© AFP, 2015

Originally published at 11.14pm on 5 February

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