Tiger hopes rest will improve health for British Open
CSN Washington dot com Tiger Woods began the year with a bang. For the seventh time of the PGA tour in the first dirty play that they dominated the field at Torrey Pines and looked like the tiger of old. Before the injuries -- -- What's finished in the middle of the pack in his next two starts. Before winning again at Doral another of -- favorite courses that victory moved woods up to number two in the world rankings behind Brandt Snedeker two weeks later. What's proved you were nearly unbeatable with a lead. He won Arnold Palmer's event for the eighth time and regain that spot as the world's top golfer a position he once held. For a record 281. Consecutive weeks was -- the masters as the prohibitive favorite and played well. But on the fifteenth hole the second round. What was ruled -- and improper drop it was later assessed a two stroke penalty. Before teeing off Saturday he was unable to close the gap down the stretch and finished tied for fourth five strokes behind masters champ Adam Scott. Controversy arose again at the players championship. During the third round Sergio Garcia. Said he felt woods -- essentially pulled the club while Garcia was prepping the hit on the adjacent fairway teams like something. Distracted in the ensuing cheers of the fans distracted Sergio. The two longtime rivals were atop the leaderboard on Sunday and so Garcia. Dumped two balls into the water on the famed seventeenth island green and woods cruised home with -- fourth title. Of the year. Shortly thereafter I asked woods about his bitter relationship with Garcia where does that come from where that one that it term for you. I don't know sometimes. I'm sure you haven't been your work we and they don't go along with everybody has a lot of people who worked -- this is for example. The feud took a turn for the worse the day after that interview. Garcia was on stage at the European tour players awards dinner when he was asked in jest if you would have tiger over for dinner one night part of the US open. Garcia replied quote. Who have a round -- night. -- serve fried chicken and quote. Garcia soon realized the races nature of their mark and property yet Coppola the following day feel sick about it. -- -- -- It. Kind of settle things down -- it. The following week would declared he was moving on from the incident he came to Muirfield village as the defending champ and five time winner of Jack Nicklaus his tournament. But his putter failed. Woods pulled to the second highest score of his career at eight over. A whopping twenty strokes behind the winner Matt -- Once came to the US open cognizant of the fact it has been a full five years it's his last major title. In the first two rounds it became apparent he was struggling to play with pain in his left elbow. We're still in the mix for the first 36 holes but his putter went cold on the weekend would shot two over par in the final two round. -- -- Following Wednesday. Tiger Woods announced. You have to withdraw from the AT&T national under doctor's orders to rest and elbow strain his goal. To be healthy for the British Open in mid July. CSN Washington dot com.