A look, in photos, of Tiger Woods’ off-the-course woes and injuries through the years.
DECEMBER 1994: Has left-knee surgery to remove two benign tumors and scar tissue.
DECEMBER 2002: Surgery on left knee to remove fluid from inside and outside the ACL and extract benign cysts. Missed a few weeks, but won three of his first four events after returning from surgery.
AUGUST 2007: Ruptures ACL in left knee running on a golf course after the British Open. Continued to play and won five of the last six tournaments he played in, including the PGA Championship.
APRIL 2008: Arthroscopic surgery on left knee two days after the Masters to repair cartilage damage.
MAY 2008: Weeks after the arthroscopic surgery, Woods finds out he has a pair of stress fractures in his left tibia.
JUNE 2008: After winning the U.S. Open essentially on one leg, Woods has reconstructive surgery on left ACL. Misses almost nine months.
2008-2009: Woods doesn’t admit it at the time, but he later reveals that he tore his right Achilles tendon in 2008, and re-injured it frequently in 2009, but still played a full season.
NOVEMBER 2009: Tiger Woods crashes his Cadillac Escalade into a tree outside his home in Windermere, Fla. The resulting fallout from the incident eventually led to his marriage ending in divorce.
MAY 2010: Withdraws from the Players Championship with what turns out to be an inflamed facet joint in his neck. Doesn’t miss any time, and gets a T-19 in his next start at The Memorial Tournament.
MAY 2011: After withdrawing from Wells Fargo a month earlier, Woods withdraws from The Players with what turns out to be a sprain of both the MCL and the Achilles. Woods missed three months of action.
MARCH 2012: Withdraws from the WGC-Cadillac Championship with an Achilles injury. He returned two weeks later to win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
JUNE 2013: A left-elbow strain keeps him out of the AT&T National. Missed two tournaments, returning at the British Open and ties for sixth.
AUGUST 2013: Tiger Woods battles through back pain to finish his final round of The Barclays. He is able to finish the 2013 PGA Tour season.
MARCH 2014: Withdraws from Honda Classic with lower back spasms. Later underwent surgery for a pinched nerve in his back. He missed the Masters and returned in June at Quicken Loans National and missed the cut.
AUGUST 2014: Two months after his return, Woods withdraws from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with more lower back pain. He returned the next week at the PGA Championship and missed the cut.
FEBRUARY 2015: Withdraws from the Farmers Insurance Open with a back injury. He returned in April for the Masters and finished T-17.
APRIL 2015: Tiger Woods strikes a tree root during the final round of the Masters, and later says, “A bone kind of popped out and the joint kind of went out of place, but I put it back in.”
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2015: Undergoes two microdiscectomy surgeries, which forced him to miss entire 2015-16 PGA Tour season.
OCTOBER 2016: More than a year since he last appeared in a tournament, Woods announced he intends to return at the Safeway Open. He later withdraws on Monday of the event, citing a lack of readiness with his game.
APRIL 2017: Tiger Woods under goes his fourth career back surgery and will be sidelined indefinitely because of it.
MAY 2017: Tiger Woods is arrested for DUI on Memorial Day morning. He is released from Palm Beach County jail three hours later.