Tiger Woods told to “stay horizontal” after skipping tournament and press conference

The struggles of Tiger Woods continue and it’s fair to say things don’t look good for the 14-time major champion to ever return to any sort of pain-free life on the golf course.

After withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Masters a few weeks ago with back spasms, no one was surprised when Tiger Woods promptly withdrew from this week’s PGA Tour Genesis Open and next week’s Honda Classic.

What did raise eyebrows was Woods’ cancellation of a scheduled press conference before the Genesis Open. Woods’ company ‘TGR Live’ is managing the tournament with some benefits going to his foundation and everyone expected Woods to front the media. But his management put out a statement indicating Woods is too troubled by his back to attend the press conference.

“After receiving daily treatment the last several days on his on-going back spasms, Tiger Woods has again been advised by doctors to limit all activities and will not hold a press conference Wednesday. It will not be rescheduled.”

Tiger Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg expanded on the statement, telling Golf Channel’s Doug Ferguson that while Woods is in the Los Angeles area near the tournament, doctors have advised Woods to stay horizontal.

“He flew out here and got to see one of his doctors,” Steinberg said to Ferguson on Wednesday. ”Based on the work they did the last couple of days, they advised he just stay horizontal. It’s best to listen to the doctors. The ultimate goal is to get out and play.”

This ain’t good. This ain’t good at all.

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