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Friday 24 March 2017

Analysis: We chart Tiger Woods' nightmare 12 months after US Open implosion

Tiger Woods reacts to his tee shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay
Tiger Woods reacts to his tee shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay

Tiger Woods' troubles continued with a round of 80 in the first round of the US Open on Thursday.

Here, we chart a troubling year for the 39-year-old former world number one.

2014: May 28 - Announces he has still not recovered from back surgery and will miss the US Open at Pinehurst as a result.

July 20 - Finishes 69th in the Open at Royal Liverpool, his worst 72-hole finish in a major in the paid ranks.


August 3 - Withdraws during the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in clear pain after hitting a shot.


August 8 - Misses just his fourth cut in 66 majors as a professional after suffering yet more back trouble at the US PGA Championship at Valhalla.

August 14 - Announces he does not wish to be considered for the Ryder Cup team due to a back injury, later revealing he did not feel he could have won a point for the United States.


August 25 - Ends professional relationship with swing coach Sean Foley.


November 22 - Appoints Chris Como as swing coach.

December 2 - Claims he ''feels fantastic'' ahead of his long-awaited return to competitive golf.

January 9 - Confirms he will start his 2015 season at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

January 30 - Records the worst round of his professional career with an 11-over par 82 in the second round of the Phoenix event.

February 5 - Withdraws from his next event, the Farmers Insurance Open, during the first round because of back pain.

February 11 - Takes an indefinite break claiming: ''Right now, I need a lot of work on my game, and to still spend time with the people that are important to me.''

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March 30 - Drops out of the world's top 100 golfers for the first since 1996.

April 3 - Announces that he will compete at the Masters.


April 13 - Finishes joint 17th at Augusta after a closing 73. Woods went into the final round in a tie for fifth with Rory McIlroy.

April 24 - Announces he will return to the PGA Tour at the Players Championship on May 7.

May 3 - Announces his relationship with Lindsey Vonn is over.

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June 6 - Shoots a career-worst 85 - 13 over par - in the third round at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio.

June 18: Shoots his worst round at the US Open - a 10-over par 80 - in the first round at Chambers Bay.


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