Woods withdraws after front-nine 42PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Tiger Woods withdrew after his opening nine holes today due to injury. He had been recovering from a Grade 1 mild medial collateral ligament sprain to his left knee and a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon after hitting a shot from the pine straw on No. 17 during the third round of The Masters Tournament last month.
His 42 is his highest nine-hole score at TPC Sawgrass. He previously shot 39 on four occasions.
Woods' withdrawal marks the second consecutive season he has pulled out of The Players. Last year he withdrew from the event after six holes of the final round with a neck injury. Today's withdrawal marked only the fourth time he has pulled out of a tournament during his career.
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