A nine not so fine: Woods withdraws

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A nine not so fine: Woods withdraws

Tiger's ‘minor injury' gets worse Day 1 of The Players Championship
CHRIS O'MEARA/AP
Tiger Woods hits from the sand on the sixth hole during Day 1 of The Players Championship on Thursday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He withdrew from the tournament, the PGA Tour's “fifth major,” because of injury. “He's got to get healthy,” Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III said.
CHRIS O’MEARA/AP
Tiger Woods flexed his left knee after hitting tee shots. He took baby steps to climb out of a bunker. He walked with a golf club for support, lagging a football field behind his playing partners with a noticeable limp. His quickest steps were to catch up to Martin Kaymer on the way to the 10th tee to tell him he was done.
CHRIS O’MEARA/AP
Tiger Woods takes a second drop on the fourth hole. He withdrew from The Players Championship after nine holes citing injury.

A nine not so fine: Woods withdraws

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CHRIS O'MEARA/AP
Tiger Woods hits from the sand on the sixth hole during Day 1 of The Players Championship on Thursday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He withdrew from the tournament, the PGA Tour's “fifth major,” because of injury. “He's got to get healthy,” Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III said.
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CHRIS O’MEARA/AP
Tiger Woods flexed his left knee after hitting tee shots. He took baby steps to climb out of a bunker. He walked with a golf club for support, lagging a football field behind his playing partners with a noticeable limp. His quickest steps were to catch up to Martin Kaymer on the way to the 10th tee to tell him he was done.
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CHRIS O’MEARA/AP
Tiger Woods takes a second drop on the fourth hole. He withdrew from The Players Championship after nine holes citing injury.
Done? Or is that idea just a knee-jerk reaction?

A timeline of Tiger Woods' injuries:
b May 12, 2011 – Withdraws after nine holes at The Players Championship after a 42, his worst nine-hole score at the TPC Sawgrass. Woods had a noticeable limp over the final hour. “The knee acted up, and then the Achilles followed after that, and then the calf started cramping up. Everything started getting tight,” he said.
b April 26, 2011 – Reveals that he has a minor sprain of medial collateral ligaments in left knee and minor strain of his left Achilles and that he will miss the Wells Fargo Championship.
b Dec. 11, 2010 – Has cortisone shot in his right ankle because of lingering soreness in his Achilles.
b May 9, 2010 – Withdraws on the seventh hole of the final round at The Players Championship with what he fears is a bulging disk. He later says it was inflammation of a joint in his neck. He doesn't miss a start, returning a month later at the Memorial.
b December 2008 – Ruptures his right Achilles' tendon.
b June 24, 2008 – Eight days after winning the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in a 19-hole playoff, has reconstructive surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that also repairs cartilage damage. He misses the rest of the 2008 season and is out for eight months.
b June 2008 – Is advised in the weeks before the U.S. Open that he has two stress fractures in his left tibia and should expect to be on crutches three weeks and out of golf for three more.
b April 15, 2008 – Two days after his runner-up finish at the Masters, has arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to repair cartilage damage. Decides against repairing ligament to avoid longer rehabilitation and to be able to play the other three majors. Misses Quail Hollow, The Players Championship and the Memorial.
b July 2007 – Ruptures the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee when he takes a misstep while running on a golf course. He wins five of the last six tournaments he plays, including the PGA Championship.
b Dec. 12, 2002 – Has surgery to remove fluid inside and around the anterior cruciate ligament. Misses the season-opening Mercedes Championship for the first time, then returns 10 weeks later to win the Buick Invitational.
b December 1994 – As a freshman at Stanford, has surgery to remove two benign tumors and scar tissue in his left knee.

PGA Tour

The Players Championship
Thursday at TPC Sawgrass, Stadium Course
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Purse: $9.5 million
Yardage: 7,215; Par: 72 (36-36)
First Round
Nick Watney 30-34—64 -8
Lucas Glover 31-34—65 -7
Mark O'Meara 34-32—66 -6
David Toms 33-33—66 -6
Martin Kaymer 33-34—67 -5
Rory Sabbatini 35-32—67 -5
Fredrik Jacobson 35-32—67 -5
Graeme McDowell 35-32—67 -5
Alvaro Quiros 35-32—67 -5
Davis Love III 34-34—68 -4
Ben Crane 33-35—68 -4
J.B. Holmes 34-34—68 -4
Jason Dufner 32-37—69 -3
Brian Davis 32-37—69 -3
Y.E. Yang 36-33—69 -3
Matt Kuchar 33-36—69 -3
Luke Donald 35-34—69 -3
Robert Allenby 34-35—69 -3
Troy Merritt 34-35—69 -3
Jeff Overton 36-33—69 -3
Jason Day 35-34—69 -3
Steve Stricker 35-34—69 -3
Kris Blanks 34-35—69 -3
Paul Goydos 33-36—69 -3
Charlie Wi 35-35—70 -2
Bryce Molder 34-36—70 -2
Garrett Willis 36-34—70 -2
Justin Leonard 35-35—70 -2
Mark Wilson 35-35—70 -2
Angel Cabrera 35-35—70 -2
K.J. Choi 35-35—70 -2
Justin Rose 37-33—70 -2
Steve Marino 34-36—70 -2
Ricky Barnes 35-35—70 -2
David Duval 36-34—70 -2
Ryan Palmer 35-35—70 -2
Trevor Immelman 35-35—70 -2
Ian Poulter 36-34—70 -2
Aaron Baddeley 36-34—70 -2
Webb Simpson 35-35—70 -2
Hunter Mahan 34-36—70 -2
Stewart Cink 35-35—70 -2
Kevin Streelman 37-33—70 -2
Shaun Micheel 35-36—71 -1
Ben Curtis 37-34—71 -1
Chris Couch 36-35—71 -1
Sean O'Hair 34-37—71 -1
Heath Slocum 36-35—71 -1
Brian Gay 34-37—71 -1
Paul Casey 38-33—71 -1
Jonathan Byrd 36-35—71 -1
Michael Bradley 37-34—71 -1
Louis Oosthuizen 37-34—71 -1
Kevin Chappell 35-36—71 -1
Robert Karlsson 36-35—71 -1
Ryan Moore 36-35—71 -1
Phil Mickelson 34-37—71 -1
Jim Furyk 34-37—71 -1
Jason Bohn 36-35—71 -1
Chris Stroud 35-36—71 -1
Kevin Sutherland 37-35—72 E
Josh Teater 37-35—72 E
Blake Adams 37-35—72 E
Ernie Els 37-35—72 E
Chris Riley 37-35—72 E
Matt Jones 37-35—72 E
Spencer Levin 35-37—72 E
Martin Laird 35-37—72 E
Dustin Johnson 37-35—72 E
Charl Schwartzel 35-37—72 E
Cameron Beckman 35-37—72 E
Rocco Mediate 37-35—72 E
Charley Hoffman 38-34—72 E
Kenny Perry 37-35—72 E
Andres Romero 36-36—72 E
Corey Pavin 36-36—72 E
Matteo Manassero 35-37—72 E
Alex Cejka 34-38—72 E
Edoardo Molinari 33-39—72 E
Hunter Haas 35-37—72 E
Peter Hanson 35-37—72 E
J.P. Hayes 36-37—73 +1
Greg Chalmers 37-36—73 +1
Jerry Kelly 37-36—73 +1
Padraig Harrington 34-39—73 +1
Carl Pettersson 36-37—73 +1
John Rollins 36-37—73 +1
Scott Verplank 36-37—73 +1
Ryuji Imada 36-37—73 +1
Kevin Na 37-36—73 +1
Ross Fisher 37-36—73 +1
Kevin Stadler 38-35—73 +1
Joe Durant 36-37—73 +1
Michael Connell 36-37—73 +1
Arjun Atwal 36-37—73 +1
Brandt Snedeker 35-38—73 +1
Retief Goosen 36-37—73 +1
Bill Lunde 37-36—73 +1
Chad Campbell 38-35—73 +1
Charles Howell III 38-35—73 +1
J.J. Henry 36-38—74 +2
Derek Lamely 37-37—74 +2
Bill Haas 37-37—74 +2
Tim Clark 36-38—74 +2
Sergio Garcia 34-40—74 +2
Zach Johnson 36-38—74 +2
Chad Collins 35-39—74 +2
Anthony Kim 38-36—74 +2
Robert Garrigus 37-37—74 +2
D.A. Points 39-35—74 +2
Camilo Villegas 37-37—74 +2
Johnson Wagner 38-36—74 +2
Brandt Jobe 37-38—75 +3
Boo Weekley 38-37—75 +3
Vijay Singh 42-33—75 +3
Tommy Gainey 34-41—75 +3
Tim Petrovic 38-37—75 +3
D.J. Trahan 40-35—75 +3
Gary Woodland 36-39—75 +3
Geoff Ogilvy 35-40—75 +3
Alex Prugh 40-35—75 +3
Keegan Bradley 38-37—75 +3
Chris Kirk 36-40—76 +4
Michael Sim 38-38—76 +4
Pat Perez 38-38—76 +4
Bubba Watson 38-38—76 +4
Adam Scott 38-38—76 +4
Bo Van Pelt 37-39—76 +4
Nick O'Hern 36-40—76 +4
John Senden 37-39—76 +4
Vaughn Taylor 40-36—76 +4
Stuart Appleby 42-34—76 +4
Francesco Molinari 39-37—76 +4
Stephen Ames 36-41—77 +5
Jimmy Walker 38-39—77 +5
Dean Wilson 35-42—77 +5
Rickie Fowler 38-39—77 +5
Troy Matteson 39-39—78 +6
Brendan Steele 40-38—78 +6
Jhonattan Vegas 39-39—78 +6
Henrik Stenson 38-41—79 +7
Matt Bettencourt 38-41—79 +7
Marc Leishman 43-38—81 +9
Brendon de Jonge 40-41—81 +9
Tiger Woods WD

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