Too soon: Did Tiger rush back from injury?
Nicole Castrale discusses how it is important not to return too soon after an injury. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Dr. Ara: Tiger's back and your diet
Damon Hack talks with Dr. Ara Suppiah about Tiger Woods' quick recovery from back surgery and how an anti-inflammatory diet can help golfers reduce body inflammation.
Expert opinions on what Tiger's surgery means
Rex Hoggard, Tim Rosaforte, Tripp Isenhour discuss what the experts are saying about Tiger Woods' back surgery . Watch Golf Central 6PM ET on Golf Channel.
Dr. Ara: When to see a doctor about back pain
Dr. Ara Suppiah explains when it is time to see a doctor about back pain. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.
Pros and cons: Players react to Tiger's situation
Steve Stricker discusses the breaking news that Tiger Woods will not play the Masters. Watch Golf Central 6PM ET on Golf Channel.shocked about him pulling out, they're certainly surprised. Because they understand that Tiger Woods in trying to get to 18 and 19 and 20 majors, would want to play every major he can. Obviously, he cannot and the fact that he has gutted it out for so much of this spring has told a lot of his compatriots that he is in pain. And so, that's why the reaction may not be complete shock, if just a little bit of surprise here. Steve Stricker , of course, has played with Tiger Woods , but a teammate on many of these international team matches. And he responded to Tiger Woods pulling out of the 2014 Masters. I think a lot of us saw it coming. You know, I think, you know, I
Dr. Ara explains Tiger's injury, surgery and prognosis
Dr. Ara Suppiah, sports medicine consultant, demonstrates the damage done to Tiger Woods disc that prompted the back surgery. Watch Golf Central 6PM ET on Golf Channel.what, when the, when the stitch goes in, is to allow the scar tissue to form to prevent it happening again. But the most important thing I think for an athlete with this is to figure
Tiger's injury: A season lost and a secret kept
Geoff Shackelford discusses Tiger Woods back issues. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.healthy. But, boy, this year was such an important year. These were golf courses he loves so much. And to lose this year and even the Masters this year where he wasn't, wasn't even playing that well. But, look, look how wide open it is going in. And you know David, Tiger can play Augusta in his sleep. And when everybody is struggling the way they are at least the top guys. man, what an opportunity missed. Hey Jeff it's Todd. Question for you. You and I, you know, we deal as, as journalists or I'm an alleged journalist, out, out there covering I'm not. Covering Tiger Woods . Obviously, he is very secretive. There is a titanium kevlar bubble that is very very difficult to penetrate especially when he talkswe're both big time sport fans. We grew up watching Magic and Larry Bird . We watched Michael Jordan in a Wizard's uniform. We watched Patrick Ewing icing his knees with the Knicks late in the season. Do we have to accept that Tiger Woods is 38 years old with a host of injuries and this could be the winter for one of the all time greats?
Begay doesn't expect Woods to play U.S. Open
Notah Begay III said that Tiger Woods likely will not be recovered from back surgery in time to play the June 12-15 U.S. Open.
Glass half full: Nobilo says Tiger surgery a positive
Frank Nobilo discusses how Tiger Woods' back surgery could be the most positive thing that Woods has done for his game in the future. Watch Golf Central 6PM ET on Golf Channel.to get your reaction to this breaking news hat we won't see Tiger Woods at August. It's quite incredible you know George there was a lot of speculation over the last few weeks. And in, someI guess, how difficult a decision do you think it was for Tiger Woods to hit that stop sign, and short-term, take a break for the benefit of his long-term playing career. Well, that's the hottestmany disks there were involved in this surgery, what other ailments that Tiger Woods had to go through. Let's touch directly on the impact of what a bad back had on your playing career and I
Back surgery sidelines Tiger Woods for the Masters
Tiger Woods announced Monday that he will not play the Masters because of back surgery. Brandel Chamblee and Tim Rosaforte report on what this means for the game of golf. Watch Golf Central 6PM ET on Golf Channel.that, Brandel, what does this mean now for this year's Masters that Tiger Woods won't be in the field for the first time as a professional? Well, you know, just trying to pick the favorites. The top five in the world are pretty banged up. Tiger Woods , obviously, is out. Phil Mickelson's banged up. Jason Day's got the, the thumb issue. Justin Rose has had some shoulder issues. So you start to look at who amongst the top 15 players in the world has played well, and, and believe it or not, even though this has been an odd year of winners Bubba Watson is playing extraordinary golf. Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Graham McDowell. All of these players in the top 15 in the world I think shuffle up to, to the forefront to the favorites, and if I had to choose right now it would be a toss up between Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson . They went back and forth at the Northern Trust Open. It was a great match up they had at the WGC Cadillac before Pat Degree trumped them but but right now I'd say it's pretty much a dead heat between Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson. All right, Brandel. Thank you very much for that insight. We appreciate it. You bet, George. So the news of the day, if you're just joining us, Tiger Woods will not play in the Masters for the first time as a professional. He announced in a statement on his website, TigerWoods.com,
Report: Woods 'zero' setbacks; no timetable for return
Tiger Woods has resumed “light” chipping and putting following back surgery, but it is still too early to set a return date, Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg told ESPN.com on Wednesday.
Disc-go: Woods out of Masters after back surgery
Tiger Woods announced Monday that he will not play the Masters because of back surgery. Watch Golf Central 6PM ET on Golf Channel.Hello and welcome inside the Golf Channel studios, I'm George Savaricas, we have some breaking news, just released on tigerwoods.com. Tthe world's number one player has announced that he will miss playing in the Master's for the first time playing as a professional. Tiger Woods said in an article that he has successful microdiscectomy surgery for a pinched nerve in his back on Monday in Park City Utah. Tiger will miss at least the Masters and further upcoming tournaments , beyond the year's first major. He said in a statement, that after attempting to get ready for the Master's and failing to make the necessary progress, I decided in consultation with my doctors, to have this procedure done. I'd like to express my disappointment to the Augusta National staff, that I'll be unable to play there, and the volunteers and patrons it's a week that's very special to me. It also looks like I'll be forced to miss several upcoming tournaments to focus on my rehabilitation. I'd also like to thank for their support and concern. It's very kind, and greatly appreciated. This
Dr. Ara: Understanding microdiscectomy
Dr. Ara Suppiah shows the mechanics behind herniated disks and pinched nerves that lead to back and leg pain. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ETsports physician, he has worked with several great prominent players on the PGA tour . Ian Poulter , Justin Rose , Hunter May and just to name a few. First off, we now learn, because Tiger definitely keeps his injuries cloaked, that he