Woods pulls out of two tourneys with back issues
PEBBLE BEACH, CALIF. — Tiger Woods is pulling out of his next two tournaments because of ongoing back problems.
Woods said on his website Friday that his doctors have advised him not to play so he can continue treatment on his back. He withdrew after a 77 in the first round in Dubai with what he described as back spasms.
Woods was scheduled to play at Riviera next week in Los Angeles for the first time since 2006. He was also to play the Honda Classic the following week near his home in Florida.
Woods was out of golf for 15 months while recovering from three back surgeries. He missed the cut at Torrey Pines in San Diego in late January.