TIGER WOODS IS OUT, AGAIN.
ESPN.com's Bob Harig reported:
For the third time in his past nine tournaments, Tiger Woods has withdrawn with a back injury.
Woods made it to the green on his 12th hole Thursday at Torrey Pines North course before calling it quits in the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open.
Despite last week saying he had no back issues since his return to competitive golf in December, Woods started showing signs of distress early in Thursday's round, favoring his lower back.
He later blamed it on the lengthy fog delay that pushed back the start of his round by more than two hours.
"It just never loosened back up again," Woods said during a 90-second media session before getting into his courtesy cart. "And when we went back out, it just got progressively tighter."