Golf: Woods cancels news conference due to bad back

Tiger Woods cancelled a news conference after doctors advised him to limit all activities while he suffers from back spasms.
Tiger Woods cancelled a news conference after doctors advised him to limit all activities while he suffers from back spasms. PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Tiger Woods was supposed to hold a news conference on Wednesday at the Genesis Open but cancelled the event after doctors said the former world No. 1 should limit all activities while he battles back spasms.

Woods pulled out of the Genesis Open from February 16 to 19 last week but the 14-time Major champion was still planning to be at Riviera this week as the tournament's host.

"After receiving daily treatment the last several days on his on-going back spasms, Tiger Woods has again been advised by doctors to limit all activities and will not hold a press conference Wednesday. It will not be rescheduled," tournament officials said in a statement.

Woods returned to action last December after a 15-month layoff and has played in just three tournaments since. He finished 15th at the Hero World Challenge, missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open and exited the Dubai Desert Classic after one round.