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A pic­to­rial re­view of the last 30 days from around the world.

Tiger Wood cited a back in­jury for his with­drawal prior to hit­ting a shot in Round 2 of Omega Dubai Desert Clas­sic was a sig­nif­i­cant blow for his most re­cent – and most am­bi­tious – come­back at­tempt. Woods was ex­pected to play four events in a five-week stretch in or­der to test his game, but thus far has played only three com­pet­i­tive rounds with­out break­ing par. Woods told re­porters in Dubai that his re­vamped swing was de­signed to “play away from pain,” but he de­nied any in­jury con­cerns af­ter an open­inground 77. “No, I wasn’t in pain at all,” Woods said. “I was just try­ing to hit shots and I wasn’t do­ing a very good job.” His agent Mark Steinberg told re­porters that Woods had suf­fered an overnight back spasm that pre­vented him from mak­ing “a full ro­ta­tion on the swing.” Woods then an­nounced that he has with­drawn from both the Ge­n­e­sis Open and the Honda Clas­sic in the fol­low­ing weeks.

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