Tiger Woods blames tweaked back on photographer
Tiger Woods shot well in his opening round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Thursday going 3-under (69) to tie him for fourth. His strong opening round was even more impressive when you consider the back pain he endured Wednesday during the Pro-Am. Tiger tweaked his back on the sixth hole and blamed a photographer for the incident.
“I guess one of the so-called professional photographers took a picture right in the middle of my downswing,” Woods told the media. “I stopped it, and then felt a pretty good twinge in my back. Walked it off and then tried to hit one down there … hit it in the fairway, but didn’t feel very good. After a couple of holes it loosened up, and I’m good to go now.”
Photographers should know to be careful when taking pictures of athletes in action. That camera guy is lucky Tiger didn’t go all Pete Weber on him.