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article imageTiger Woods quits Players Championship due to injury

By Owen Weldon     May 12, 2011 in Sports
Tiger Woods decided on Thursday that he would quit the Players Championship in the first round because he injured his left leg, and after hobbling through nine holes, he thought it was best to stop playing.
Woods really struggled to a six-over, 42 on the front nine at the front nine at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Woods then hobbled off the course, but before he did that he handed his scorecard to his playing partner Martin Kaymer.
Woods’ medical collateral ligament in his left knee suffered a mild strain, and he also suffered a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon. This happen at the Masters just one month ago. Woods says that he was having trouble walking on Thursday, according to Myfoxhouston.
According to TheAustralian, Woods was in deep trouble from the very first hole. Woods actually hit his tee shot right into some tress, and then he came up shorthanded at the green at the bottom of a slope.
This exit marks a second straight year of exiting, because last year he decided to depart in a middle of a round at the Players due to a neck injury.
Tiger Woods hasn’t really been playing all that well, and he has not won a title since the Australian Masters in 2009. Soon after winning that title, a sex scandal followed, and his marriage soon ended.
Woods did say that the doctors did give him the ok to play at the Players, but he went onto say that it is a struggle, according to Latimes.
As of now it is not known if Woods will be healthy enough to play for the U.S. Open, which starts in five weeks.
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