Tiger Woods questionable for Valhalla after suffering back injury

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Posted on August 3, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 3 at 11:54 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The match-up everyone is talking about for PGA championship week could be in jeopardy.

Tiger Woods has been matched up with Phil Mickelson but Woods withdrew from today’s final round of the WGC Bridgestone after hurting his back on the course.

Many are wondering if he’ll be well enough to play at Valhalla.

“It didn’t look good. It looked like he was really in pain. I hope he’s okay. I hope he’s able to play next week,” Mickelson said. “I hope it’s a muscle or something and nothing serious because I’m really looking forward to playing with him. We rarely get paired together.”

If Woods and Mickelson play together, it will be the first time in years.

"Certainly there are a lot of crowd favorites and he's one of them. And regardless, we're going to have the best field in golf here and we're going to celebrate every single player that is part of that field because they're all playing for the same purse at the end of the day,” PGA Championship Director Brett Sterba said. “There's not going to be people that are impacted whether he's coming or not because there are 155 other golfers, 98 of them in the top 100 golfers in the world. So they're going to see the best golfers in the world here and if we miss one or two along the way that will be very unfortunate, but we certainly hope he's here."

The pair is scheduled to start Thursday at 8:35 a.m. off the 10th tee.
 

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