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It was a spasm felt around the golfing world.

Tiger Woods withdrew from the Honda Classic after 13 holes on Sunday, according to multiple media outlets, citing back spasms similar to the one he had in August of 2013 when he fell to his knees during The Barclays.

Woods managed to finish that tournament. Out of contention at the Honda Classic, Woods retired from the event.

According to the Golf Channel, it’s the fourth time in the past five years that Woods has withdrawn from an event because of injuries, although each time has been because of a different injury – he’s suffered knee, Achilles, neck and back injuries that have forced him to quit.

According to The Associated Press, Woods said he spent the majority of his time off after the end of the 2013 season to the start of the 2014 season working on his physical condition to prevent injuries from recurring.

Woods used his training as the reason for his slow start in 2014 – when he missed the 54-hole cut at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego. He shot a third-round 79 and succumbed to the secondary cut.

Woods then finished in a tie for 41st at the Dubai Desert Classic. He had not played competitively in a month and now had to quit before the end of the Honda Classic.

The Golf Channel noted that Woods’ health is a major concern to his legacy.

“If nothing else, Sunday served as a stark reminder that it is Woods’ brittle body – not his mind or game – that stands as his main obstacle to Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors.”

After Woods’ back injury, he showed no ill effects in the final three FedEx Cup playoff events, but he did have a flare-up on the 15th hole during the final day of the President’s Cup.

Woods is scheduled to play in the WGC-Cadillac Championships at Doral, where he is the defending champion.

“It’s too early to tell,” Woods said about Doral, according to ESPN.com. “I’ll get treatment every day to try and calm it down. Don’t know yet. We’ll see how I am, wait till Thursday and see how it feels.”

But with the Masters just five weeks away, Woods now has his health to consider, on top of the pressure for him to break through at a major tournament, in which may golf analysts have speculated that he already is putting too much pressure on himself to win.

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