Tiger Woods has had to back out of a major golf tournament for the second year in a row.
On Thursday, The PGA Tour announced that the embattled pro-golfer pulled out of the Players Championship after nine holes because of a knee injury.
"The knee acted up and then the Achilles followed after that, and then the calf started cramping up," Tiger told the PGA’s website. "Everything started getting tight, so it’s just a whole chain reaction." Last year he had to back out the Players competition because of a neck injury.
Golf.com reports that Tiger reinjured his left knee, which has been operated on four times, while playing at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, last month. The pro golfer also strained his left Achilles tendon at that tournament.
The Players Championship would have been his first time back on a green since April, and Tiger said his knee was feeling better before he tee’d off Thursday. People.com, however, reports that Tiger was having a hard time walking around during the first round and had been seen wincing on the green.
— Sonya Eskridge