American Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic before the start of the second round due to a bad back
The former world number one shot a first-round 77 on Thursday but he was adamant he would respond during his second round as he looked to make the cut
However, Woods decided to pull out of the event before Friday’s play started at the Emirates Golf Club.
Woods, who was playing in just his second comeback tournament, has withdrawn due to a back issue
The 14-time major winner is hoping to kick-start his career again but his latest setback could mean he misses the next few events.
The 41-year-old had planned to play in the Genesis Open at Riviera (February 16-19) and then at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach (February 23-26).