Tiger Woods cancels his Genesis Open press conference due to back spasms

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This is a first in the ongoing Tiger Woods back injury saga as the 14-time major champion has cancelled a press conference on the advice from his doctors due to back spasms.

This is the same presser that was rescheduled from Tuesday.

When the news broke last Friday that Woods was withdrawing from the Genesis Open and The Honda Classic due to the back spasms that had already caused him to WD from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, it was treated with disappointment but basically a case of the same old story.

Woods had returned to golf in December at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, then played in his first official PGA Tour event since the 2015 Wyndham Championship when he missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open the week prior to his trip to Dubai.

The fact that Woods is unable to even show up and sit down and speak at an event that is run by his own foundation takes things to a whole new level for those who openly wonder aloud if we have seen the last of Tiger Woods.

Then again, maybe Tiger did not want to face an entire media onslaught quizzing him on when and if he would be returning to play when he didn’t have the answer. Bay Hill? The Masters? Ever?

As one would expect, the golf media sounds off on Twitter at this latest revelation that occurred late Tuesday night:

Doug Ferguson:

Todd Lewis from Golf Channel:

Alex Miceli:

Geoff Shackelford from Golf Channel and The Ringer:

Rex Hoggard from Golf Channel:

Matt Ginella from Golf Channel:

George Savaricas from Golf Channel:

Jason Sobel from ESPN with a nod to fans of The West Wing who remember Friday night news dumps as “taking out the trash…”

Bob Harig from ESPN:

One more from Golf Channel’s Matt Ginella:

You can be assured that there will be more on Tiger this week as the Genesis Open is scheduled to begin on Thursday morning with rain in the forecast every day of the tournament.

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