Tiger Woods Injuries Chronology

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2015: Back Surgery No. 2

September 18, 2015: The 14-time major champion underwent another microdisectomy surgery to correct a pinched nerve in his back and announced that he did not expect to tee it up again until 2016. "This is certainly disappointing, but I'm a fighter," Woods said. "I've been told I can make a full recovery, and I have no doubt that I will."
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2014: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

August 3, 2014: Woods re-aggravated his back taking an awkward approach shot from the lip of a bunker during the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He withdrew after eight holes.
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2014: First Back Surgery

March 31, 2014: A week after his withdrawal from the Honda Classic, Woods shot his highest final round of his career at Doral. Woods underwent surgery, the first on his back, to correct a pinched nerve on March 31. The operation knocked him out of both the Masters and the U.S. Open.
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2013: Barclays

August 25, 2013: Woods falls to the ground in pain after hitting his second shot on the 13th hole during the final round of The Barclays at Liberty National Golf Club. He complained of back problems due to a hotel bed, but still tied for second at the tournament.
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2013: Elbow at U.S. Open

June 2013: Woods says he injured his left elbow at the 2013 Players Championship, and the injury flared up again when he hacked out of the rough at the U.S. Open at Merion. Woods skipped the AT&T National to rest for the British Open.
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2012: Achilles at WGC-Cadillac Championship

March 11, 2012: Woods withdrew from the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral after hitting his tee shot on the 12th hole. Woods was carted off the course, and immediately drove off the premises. He later said through a representative that it was an injury to his left Achilles, which became sore during his warm-up and grew progressively worse throughout the round.
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2011: Players Championship

May 12, 2011: After skipping Quail Hollow due to his Masters injuries, Woods teed it up at the 2011 Players Championship. After shooting 42 on the front nine, he withdrew. "The knee acted up and then the Achilles followed after that, and then the calf started cramping up," Woods says. "Everything started getting tight, so it's just a whole chain reaction." The injury would force Woods to skip the U.S. Open, the first Tiger-less Open since 1994.
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2011: Knee Injury at Masters

April 26, 2011: Woods revealed that he has a minor sprain of the medial collateral ligaments in his left knee and minor strain of his left Achilles'. Woods says he suffered the injury while executing this shot from underneath the Eisenhower tree on the 17th hole in the third round of the Masters.
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2010: Chevron World Challenge

Dec. 11, 2010: Days after losing to Graeme McDowell in a playoff at the Chevron World Challenge, Woods has a cortisone shot in his right ankle because of lingering soreness in his Achilles'.
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2010: Neck at Players Championship

May 2010: Woods withdraws on the seventh hole of the final round at The Players Championship with what he fears is a bulging disk. He later says it was inflammation of a joint in his neck. He doesn't miss a start, returning a month later at the Memorial.
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2008: Achilles tendon

December 2008: Six months after beating Rocco Mediate in a playoff at the U.S. Open, Woods ruptures the Achilles' tendon in his right leg.
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2008: U.S. Open

June 24, 2008: Eight days after winning the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in a 19-hole playoff, Woods has reconstructive surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, and to repair cartilage damage. He misses the rest of the 2008 season and is out for eight months.
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June 2008

June 2008: Woods is advised in the weeks before the U.S. Open that he has two stress fractures of the left tibia and should expect to be on crutches three weeks -- and out of golf for an additional three weeks. He elects to play in the event at Torrey Pines.
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2007: ACL

July 2007: Woods ruptures the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee after taking a misstep while running on a golf course. He wins five of the last six tournaments he plays, including the PGA Championship (pictured).
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2002: ACL

Dec. 12, 2002: Less than two weeks after taking on Phil Mickelson and Fred Couples in the Skins Game, Woods has surgery to remove fluid inside and around the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee. He misses the season-opening Mercedes Championship for the first time, and returns 10 weeks later to win the Buick Invitational.

1994: First Surgery

December 1994: As a freshman at Stanford, Woods (shown here in June 1995) has surgery to remove two benign tumors and scar tissue in his left knee.
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April 20, 2017: After briefly returning to the Tour, Woods withdrew after one round at the Dubai Desert Classic, citing back spasms. Woods remained sidelined through the Masters, then announced on his website on April 20 that he had undergone another surgery to alleviate pain in his back. According to Woods' statement, the procedure typically requires a six-month recovery.
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October 2015: Woods has a successful follow-up procedure to his surgery in September. The same neurosurgeon performed Woods' microdiscectomy surgery. 'I have an outstanding team of doctors, and I'll be back as soon as I can,' Woods said. He would remain out of action until the Hero World Challenge in December, 2016, where he finished 15th out of 17 competitors.