Tiger Woods could be sidelined from competitive golf for at least three months after undergoing back surgery, casting doubt over his participation in the June 12-15 U.S. Open, say several leading sports surgeons.
Frustrated by a nagging back injury that will prevent him from playing in the Masters and jeopardizes his playing in other majors, Tiger Woods has endured a nightmare start to a crucial year in his quest to set golf`s major win record.
Rory McIlroy did not head back to the drawing board after his final round back nine meltdown at the Honda Classic but the Northern Irishman did find time for a refresher course ahead of this week`s WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Tiger Woods lamented inconsistent putting after he battled to a one-over-par 71 that left him six strokes off the early lead in Thursday`s first round at the $6 million Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
One of Rory McIlroy`s lowest points during a frustrating 2013 campaign came at the Honda Classic in Florida but the Northern Irishman is looking forward to returning to "one of my favourite events" for this year`s edition.
Lee Westwood played a spectacular shot what fellow golfer Keegan Bradley branded was the best shot he has ever seen, as he recorded a 68 to move deep into contention at the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens on Friday. On six-under the Englishman was two behind the early pacesetter.