Tiger Woods Breaking Down

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Tiger has missed the cut or withdrawn due to injury 15 times since he turned professional in 1996, though more than half of those have come since 2008. Is Tiger's body breaking down? Check out the recent evidence and decide for yourself. (The Associated Press contributed research to this gallery.)
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2008 U.S. Open: Following his dramatic U.S. Open victory over Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines, Woods revealed that not only had he been competing with a torn ACL in his left knee for the last 10 months, but he had also suffered a double stress fracture in his left leg two weeks before the U.S. Open. Woods would need season-ending knee surgery that would keep him out of the next two majors and the Ryder Cup.
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2010 Wells Fargo Championship: In his second tournament following a five-month break from professional golf after his sex scandal, Woods carded rounds of 74 and 79 at Quail Hollow and missed the cut.
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2010 Players Championship: Woods withdrew on the seventh hole of the final round at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass with what he feared was a bulging disk in his neck, his first WD since 2006 when he came down with the flu after two rounds at Riviera.
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2010 Chevron World Challenge: Days after losing to Graeme McDowell in a playoff at the Chevron World Challenge, Woods has a cortisone injection in his right ankle because of soreness in his Achilles' tendon.
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2011 Masters Championship: Woods suffered a minor MCL sprain in his left knee and minor strain of his left Achilles' tendon while executing this shot from underneath the Eisenhower tree on the 17th hole in the third round of the Masters.
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2011 Players Championship: Woods skipped Quail Hollow due to his Masters injuries and then withdrew from the Players Championship after shooting a 42 on the front nine. "The knee acted up and then the Achilles followed after that, and then the calf started cramping up," he said. "Everything started getting tight, so it's just a whole chain reaction." The injury would force Woods to skip the U.S. Open.
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2011 PGA Championship: Woods missed the cut at the PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club, one of only four missed cuts at a major championship and his first in 14 appearances at the PGA. "Yeah," Woods said after his round, "I've got some time off again."
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2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship: Woods was carted off the course during the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral after hitting his tee shot on the 12th hole. He later said through a representative that it was another injury to his left Achilles.
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2012 Wells Fargo Championship: Woods shot 71-73 at Quail Hollow to miss the cut twice at the same venue or tournament for the first time in his career.
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2012 Greenbrier Classic: Woods shot 71 and 69 and missed the ninth cut of his career in his Greenbrier Classic debut.
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2013 Players Championship: Woods injured his left elbow at the 2013 Players Championship and aggravated it hacking out of the rough at the U.S. Open at Merion. Woods would skip the AT&T National to rest for the British Open.
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2013 Barclays: Woods crumpled to the ground after hitting his second shot on the 13th hole during the final round of The Barclays at Liberty National Golf Club. Woods had excused himself from the pro-am prior to the tournament because a soft hotel bed had aggravated his back. He would finish second in the tournament.
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2014 Farmers Insurance Open: In his first start of 2014, Woods missed the secondary cut for the first time in his career at the Farmers Insurance Open. His 7-over 79 in the third round was his highest score ever in 14 appearances at Torrey Pines.
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2014 Honda Classic: Woods threw in the towel 13 holes into the final round of the Honda Classic, shaking hands with playing partner Luke Guthrie and walking off the course with his daughter Sam. He cited a lower back injury and back spasms as the reason for his withdrawal.
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2014 Masters: Tiger Woods announced that he will miss the 2014 Masters (and the next several months of PGA Tour play) while he recovers from successful microdiscectomy surgery on a pinched nerve in his back.