Time for yet another installment of “Tiger Woods is out of action for a while and Twitter isn’t taking it well!”
Tiger backed out of last week’s Dubai Desert Classic with back spasms. He was expected to tee it up at next week’s Genesis Open and the Honda Classic the following week.
However, this just in from the “can you honestly say you’re surprised?” Department: Tiger Woods announced just announced on his website that he won’t be playing in either tournament. Shock.
Aww, man! But can we stop with the “Tiger Woods pulls out” headlines. Maybe not the best choice of words? Maybe? Anyway, here’s a portion of Woods’ statement.
“My doctors have advised me not to play the next two weeks, to continue my treatment and to let my back calm down,” Woods said. “This is not what I was hoping for or expecting. I am extremely disappointed to miss the Genesis Open, a tournament that benefits my foundation, and The Honda Classic, my hometown event.”
Tiger Woods’ long-serving agent, Mark Slimeberg…err Steinberg, told reporters in Dubai that the back issues his client was experiencing were not related to the nerve issues, for which he has had a series of surgeries.
Meanwhile, in the Twitterverse…
From the look of things on Twitter, though, people aren’t buying the explanation…Oh, and they’re despondent.
I mean how full of shit is Mark Steinberg? “Back spasms” a four week injury? LOL
He stood there in Dubai and lied thru his teeth to journos pic.twitter.com/FGStXbL62b
— Tron Carter (@TronCarterNLU) February 10, 2017
It’s almost like a 41 year old, returning from back injury, playing 4 times in 5 weeks, and a 16 hour flight to Dubai was a poor strategy
— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) February 10, 2017
Tiger’s a lot like Santa. You want to believe he’ll play again but he’s just going to eat your cookies drink your milk and steal your girl pic.twitter.com/osVxlaLjc2
— Dan Bier (@TwoInchesShort) February 10, 2017
Trying to keep up with Tiger at this point is like sneak-keeping up with an ex on social. It’s not healthy for anyone and just makes you sad
— Shane Bacon (@shanebacon) February 10, 2017
We now go live to my living room… pic.twitter.com/hINXPqO4UY
— GC Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) February 10, 2017
Since, you know, he sucks/hasn’t played much golf/is ranked 674 in the world, T Dubbs isn’t eligible for WGC events, meaning the next time we’re likely to see him is the Arnold Palmer Invitational March 16, an event he used to dominate before he, you know, became a 70-year-old.