Dustin Johnson couldn’t barely believe his luck as the spotlight shifted from his first tournament back from ‘personal issues to Tiger Woods‘ future in the game.
My glutes (gluteus maximus muscles) are shutting off. If they don’t activate it goes into the lower back. I tried to activate my glutes best I could but they didn’t stay activated.
With these words Tiger withdrew after 11 holes from the Farmers Insurance Open last night after playing through the pain barrier. The former World No 1 struggled to bend down and playing partner Billy Horschel – last year’s FedEx Cup winner – was picking his ball out of the cup as Tiger finished each hole.
Less than a week after shooting his worst-ever round with an 11-over par 82 at the Phoenix Open – Woods quit his third tournament in nine starts with back spasms.
Tiger’s fall from grace since ex-wife Elin Nordegren went upside his head in 2009 has only been matched by his slide down the World rankings to 56th after last weekend’s disaster in the desert.
Woods hasn’t won on Tour since a 2013 revival saw him bag five tournaments to be voted Tour Player of the Year – and has has not won a Major since 2008 and Paddy is betting on how many Majors Woods will now win in his career.
Things look slightly better for Tiger on the PGA tour, however, and it’s 1/3 that he’ll win another tournament before he packs away his clubs and 3/1 he won’t.
We’ve heard some excuses in our time but glutes shutting off is a new one. Quite frankly though with Tiger involved we’re surprised it took so long but that’s no excuse for our punters who we’re more than happy to refund on behalf of Tiger’s dodgy back doors.