Having had two (2) back operations I can speak from experience, and I can assure you - it is very debilitating and you certainly cant play golf thats for sure.
I am not disagreeing with you, Doug. I, too, have a back that is not in optimum condition.
My point is that with Tigervision all over everything he does and says, why are we only hearing about this bad neck/back during a mediocre round? His knee was front page news, TV doctors had made entire segments/shows on what was up with his knee before, during and after his surgery... This is Tiger Woods we're talking about here... hell, the Golf Channel has to go to a special report every time he takes a dump.
Just try to watch them for 10 minutes and see how many times his name is mentioned.
Just like M.Wie's wrist, the timing and circumstances are highly suspect.
because on his day - nobody can beat him.
The sad part about that statement is that it seems his day is over as it stands right now.