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Wincing and limping from stress fractures in his left leg, Woods defeats Rocco Mediate in a 19-hole playoff.
THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Wins his second FedEx Cup Playoff title.
Hospitalized after crashing into a fire hydrant outside his home; scandal of extramarital affairs soon becomes public.
Injures his left Achilles on a shot on the 17th hole.
THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Withdraws with an MCL sprain, misses nearly three months.
Misses the cut and fails to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Wins his first PGA event since the scandal; follows with wins at Memorial and the AT&T National.
FEDEX CUP PLAYOFFS
Back pain becomes evident on the course.
BACK SURGERY #1
Undergoes operation to treat a pinched nerve.
Appeared in 16 events in 14 months with limited success, withdrawing twice and missing six cuts.
BACK SURGERY #2
BACK SURGERY #3
Finished 15th (of 17) at the Hero World Challenge and then missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open.
BACK SURGERY #4
A strong return to the Tour builds to a second place finish at the Valspar and a Sunday surge at Bay Hill.