Agent: Woods’ status for PGA up in the air
The former world’s top-ranked player withdrew during Sunday’s final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational because of back pain and returned home to Florida for medical evaluation.
Woods left Firestone Country Club in obvious discomfort on Sunday after hitting his drive on the ninth hole of the final round. He said he was enduring back spasms that had hit him on the second hole.
The setback put in jeopardy his chances of playing for the U.S. in September’s Ryder Cup matches in Gleneagles, Scotland, against Europe.
“Tiger would be a great addition to our team,” Watson told PGA Tour Radio on Monday. “As I’ve said all along, I would pick Tiger Woods if he’s healthy and playing well. This doesn’t bode well right now.
Woods, who has been stuck on 14 major titles since winning the 2008 U.S. Open, has played only six events this season with his best result a tie for 25th at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. He has withdrawn twice from tournaments and missed the cut in another.
“It concerns me because that’s an injury that seems like he tried to address before and he’s come back from that particular injury,” said Watson.