By Larry GLicken

Tiger Woods has fought back problems for a couple of years now. His last bout with back pain forced him to withdraw in the final round of the Honda Classic. The worry is, Woods could miss the 2014 Masters which starts in just a month.

Woods may never be able to catch the record held by Jack Nicklaus. With 14 majors Tiger may have to settle for what he already has. Woods won’t be the first golfer forced to play a limited schedule, due to back problems.

Great like Fred Couples career was tapered by back problems. Couples had enough game to be one of the greats of all time. He fought back problem after back problem and never was able to live up to the greatness he could have.

Now that Tiger has had back problems for the past couple of seasons, we have to wonder if his career on the PGA Tour will be limited. The way Woods rips at the golf ball we knew his body couldn’t hold up for ever.

If you look back through our earlier articles covering his career, I always said, he will be the best if he doesn’t suffer injury. First it was his knee, now it is his back. You know what they say, once a back, always a back.

If Tiger can’t find a way to limit the torque he puts on his spine, his career could be cut very short. If he can’t heal before the week of April 7th, he could miss the Masters.

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