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Golf: Tiger Woods misses PGA cut after more back pain issues

Published on Aug 9, 2014 8:02 PM
Tiger Woods of the United States rubs his back before hitting his second shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on Aug 8, 2014, in Louisville, Kentucky. -- PHOTO: AFP 

LOUISVILLE (AFP) - Tiger Woods battled through back pain and struggled to fire a three-over-par 74 on Friday at the PGA Championship, missing the cut and leaving his competitive plans uncertain.

The 14-time Major champion, chasing the record 18 title won by Jack Nicklaus, refused to listen to his injury-wracked body as the soreness he thought behind him returned on the practice range.

"It was sore. It went out on me on the range. Just had to play through it," Woods said.

"It was telling me on the range probably wasn't a good idea, but I'm not exactly a non-stubborn person."

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