Which majors has Tiger Woods missed due to injury?
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Which majors has Tiger Woods missed due to injury?

Tiger Woods has missed six majors in his career due to injury -- two each in three separate years of his pro career. We take a look at the majors he's missed and the reasons why.

2008 Open Championship and PGA Championship

After winning the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in a playoff against Rocco Mediate, Woods underwent surgery to repair the ACL in his right leg. Woods later discovered he had broken his leg in two places. Woods would not return to major-championship action until the 2009 Masters, where Woods finished T-6.

2011 U.S. Open and Open Championship

Tiger Woods suffered another leg injury at the Masters earlier in the year when his leg slipped on pine straw after hitting a recovery shot on the 17th hole in the third round. Woods tried to rehab injuries described as mild strains to his medial collateral ligament and Achilles’ tendon for eight weeks, but withdrew from the Players Championship that May after shooting 6-over 42 for the first nine holes of the tournament. Woods returned in time for the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club, where Woods missed the cut for the first time in the season's final major.

2014 Masters and U.S. Open

Tiger Woods' back problems can be traced to what Woods described as a bad hotel bed ahead of the 2013 Barclays tournament. Woods nearly won the tournament despite falling to his knees several times in the final round. The problems returned in 2014, however, with Woods in visible pain during the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March 2014. Woods withdrew from his title defense at the Arnold Palmer Invitational before undergoing a microdiscectomy procedure on March 31 to alleviate pain caused by a pinched nerve in his back.

 

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