Top 10 in 2014: Tiger Woods moments in 2014
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Top 10 in 2014: Tiger Woods moments in 2014

10. Looks healthy (but rusty) at Hero World Challenge Tiger Woods tied for last place at his Hero World Challenge in December, but his first start since missing the cut at the PGA was a positive one. For the first time all year he played four rounds without any back pain (he did deal with a flu bug), but a rusty short game proved he has plenty of work to do in the offseason with new swing coach Chris Como. (Getty Images) 9. Announces Chris Como as new coach Just before returning at his Hero World Challenge in December, Woods announced he would be working with Chris Como, a little-known pro from Houston. The two met through Woods’s best friend Notah Begay, and Woods said he is already happy with the progress they’ve made in a short time. “I don’t feel like I’m hitting it very hard, but it’s coming off the face faster,” Woods said. “That part was exciting.” (Getty Images) 8. Goes 66-78 at Doral While warming up for the final round of the Honda Classic, Woods injured his back, and after 13 holes he’d had enough. He tried to defend his title the following week at Doral, but in the final round he was clearly in pain. It would be the beginning of another year marked by injury. (AP) 7. WDs from Honda Classic Unfortunately for Woods, his WD from the Honda Classic was the first of many in 2014. He injured his back warming up before the final round, and he only made it through 13 holes before withdrawing. Woods would also WD in August from Firestone, and he would miss starts at Bay Hill, the Masters, the Memorial, the U.S. Open, Quail Hollow and the Players. (AP) 6. Makes first return at Quicken Loans In his first start since back surgery, Woods missed the cut and looked like a man who rushed back too soon. But after missing the first two majors of the season, Woods wanted to knock off the rust and play in an event which benefits his foundation. (AP) 5. Parking space surrounded at PGA Woods is used to plenty of media attention, and he got it at the PGA when he decided at the last minute to play the final major of the season. Woods injured his back again the week before at Firestone, and when he showed up at Valhalla, it created such a firestorm reigning Open champion Rory McIlroy was able to walk past the media (claret jug in hand) without being stopped. (AP) 4. WDs from Bridgestone Having already missed the heart of the season recovering from...

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