Tiger Woods: A Timeline of Tiger's Struggles from Augusta 2011 to Now
After recently making a return to the PGA winners circle for the first time since 2009, Tiger Woods is looking to close the chapter on his worst career stretch ever.
Woods has battled a swing overhaul, injuries and fallout from a messy public divorce in the past year. These circumstances are now casting doubt on Woods' historic chase of Jack Nicklaus and his 18 major championships.
With 2012's first major coming up at Augusta this weekend, let's take a look at what Tiger has done since tying for fourth at last year's Masters.
2011 Players Championship: Tiger Plays Nine Holes
After one swing, Woods felt pain in his surgically repaired knee and limped to a six-over-par front nine at the 2011 Players Championship. He withdrew and didn’t even complete the first round, later commenting that he could barely walk.
2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational: Packing Up the Rear
Three months after leaving the Players Championship without finishing a round, Tiger made his comeback at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Despite finishing a disappointing 18 strokes behind the leader, Woods claimed he was “absolutely encouraged” by his finish and the health of his previously injured left knee.
2011 PGA Championship: Missing the Cut
The obvious low point for Woods had to be the 2011 PGA Championship. Tiger shot an opening-round 77 with two consecutive double-bogeys on the 11th and 12th holes.
Woods couldn’t find any consistency and placed the ball in the bunker and the water on numerous occasions, causing him to miss the cut by an astonishing six strokes.
2011 Frys.com Open: Doggin' It
Woods scored a solid seven-under at the Frys.com Open but finished well off the pace set by tournament winner Bryce Molder.
On the final day Tiger fired a 68, but the real story of the day occurred when a deranged fan made it on to the green and attempted to toss a hot dog towards the former Masters champion.
2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship: Tiger Withdraws Again
Tiger had to withdraw from yet another tournament in March when his left leg flared up once again.
Tiger lasted three rounds but could not finish the tournament after limping through the first twelve holes and making no birdies.