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Tiger Woods will not seek Ryder Cup spot because of ailing back
Tiger Woods will not seek Ryder Cup spot because of ailing back

Tiger Woods announced Wednesday evening on his website that he will not seek a spot on the Ryder Cup team because he needs time to rest and rehabilitate his injured back. "I've been told by my doctors and trainer that my back muscles need to be rehabilitated and healed," he said in a statement on tigerwoods.com. "They've advised me not to play or practice now. I was fortunate that my recent back injury was not related to my surgery and was muscular only." Woods, who did not qualify for one of the nine Ryder Cup spots based on points accrued during play, will not play in any more PGA Tour events this year and said he'll aim to return to competitive...

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