Golf legend Tiger Woods recently announced he was taking an indefinite leave of absence from competitive golf to work more on his game, which has become unacceptable for tournament golf, according to a statement on his website. “Right now, I need a lot of work on my game and to still spend time with the people that are important to me,” Woods wrote on his website. “My play, and scores, are not acceptable for tournament golf. Like I’ve said, I enter a tournament to compete at the highest level, and when I think I’m ready, I’ll be back.”
Woods who has been playing the worst golf of his career unexpectedly withdrew at the opening round of the Torrey Pines Tournament last week, citing back injury. For a player once dubbed the best golf player in the world after Jack Nicklaus, this must really be hard times for him.
Woods, 39, has had four operations on his left knee and also had a back surgery last March. He did not play in either the Masters or the United States Open because of back-related health issues. But according to a source from New York Times Sports, his lackadaisical performance is more than physiological, it could also be psychological as he may be in his lowest ebb mentally as well.