By Justin Sandoval |Asst. Sports Editor|
On Thursday, Feb. 5, Tiger Woods withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
Woods’s withdrawal follows his worst performance in his professional career at the Waste Management Open, shooting 82 and missing the final cut.
According to ESPN, Tiger had been struggling with back pains throughout the morning.
“It tightened up during the suspensions and it never loosened back up again,” said Woods.
It is not unusual to have long fog delays at Torrey Pines, a course Tiger is very familiar with.
Woods’s withdrawal is a disappointment for all golf fans as he has notably played well at Torrey Pines, winning eight times throughout his amateur and professional career.
Most notably, Woods’s last major championship came at San Diego’s Torrey Pine Municipal Golf Club in the 2008 U.S. Open.
Woods’s 2008 U.S. Open win is noted by many golf elites such as Johnny Miller, Nick Faldo, and Jack Nicholaus as the greatest U.S. Open post World War II; As he battled and defeated Rocco Mediate in a Monday play off.
After his Waste Management last place finish, Woods has officially dropped out of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf rankings.
Fans may see even less of Woods as he will now struggle to qualify for events, which he has historically played well at, such as the World Golf Championship at Firestone.