Tiger Woods' career since 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational victory
Last Updated: 12/08/15 6:46pm
This week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational marks the second anniversary of Tiger Woods’ last PGA Tour title. We look back how his career has spiralled since his 2013 victory at Firestone.
August - A week on from a convincing win at Firestone, Woods stuttered to an opening one-over 71 en route to a tied-40th finish at the PGA Championship, some 14 shots away from winner Jason Dufner.
The world No 1 bounced back at The Barclays despite falling to the ground with back pain during the final round, almost forcing a play-off with eventual winner Adam Scott before ending in a tie for second.
September - An extra day of rest helped Tiger to recover to appear in the Deutsche Bank Championship, although a disappointing weekend left Woods in a tie for 65th - his joint-worst performance of the PGA Tour season.
Woods lost his cool after being handed a penalty during his second round of a tied-11th finish at the BMW Championship, before ending the season with an unconvincing tied-22nd spot at the Tour Championship.
Despite a victory-free finish to the campaign, Woods' five PGA Tour wins during 2013 meant he was crowned 'Player of the Year'.
November - After a lengthy break, Woods admitted to feeling rusty during a weather-affected first round 70 at the Turkish Airlines Open, only to surge back in contention with a 63 the following day.
Woods completed the week in a tie for third as Victor Dubuisson took the title, before rounding off his year with a narrow play-off defeat to Zach Johnson in the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.
February - Woods matched his worst ever round on American soil with a seven-over 79 to miss the 54-hole cut at the Farmers Insurance Open, failing to register a single birdie on a par-five all week.
A tied-41st finish at the Dubai Desert Classic showed minimal improvement, leading to Sky Sports' Ewen Murray to refer to the start as the "worst he had ever seen Woods technically".
March – Back spasms forced Woods to withdraw 13 holes in to the final round of the Honda Classic, with the world No 1 five over for the day when he made an early exit.
He returned to action at Doral a week later and was within three of the lead after a third-round 66, only for the problems to return on Sunday and leave Woods closing with a bogey-filled 78.
April – Woods ruled himself out of the Masters after announcing he had successful surgery on the pinched nerve that had caused him problems.
After initially saying rest and rehabilitation would take "several weeks", he didn't return to action for a further three months - causing him to lose his world No 1 spot.
June – A return to competitive action as tournament host went badly at the Quicken Loans National, where Woods insisted his back was "feeling fantastic" even though he comfortably missed the cut.
July – Woods got off to a steady start to the 144th Open with a three-under 69, only to narrowly make the cut after a rusty-looking 77. Things didn't improve over the weekend, with Woods posting his worst 72-hole major finish as a pro.
August – Hopes of retaining the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational ended early as Woods was forced to withdraw during the final round at Firestone, wincing in pain after playing his tee-shot at the ninth.
The back problems affected Woods at the US PGA Championship too, as consecutive 74s caused him to miss the cut and drop out of the world’s top 10.
Soon after, he announced he was taking himself out of consideration to be one of Tom Watson's captain's picks for the Ryder Cup, saying he "would't be ready for competition". In the same statement, he also confirmed he wouldn't return to the PGA Tour for the rest of the season.
December – "Terrible" was how Woods described his short game after finishing joint-bottom of the leaderboard at the Hero World Challenge, 26 shots adrift of eventual winner Jordan Spieth.
Under the guidance of new swing coach Chris Como, a series of woeful chips, bad putts and missed fairways set Woods on his way to an error-strewn 77, with progress minimal over the rest of the week.
February - A career-worst 82 at the second round of the Phoenix Open meant Woods missed the cut and slipped outside of the world's top 50 for the first time since 2011.
The injury problems returned a week later as Woods pulled out 12 holes in to the Farmers Insurance Open, putting his back pain down to his "glutes not activating".
April - After being spotted playing practice rounds at Augusta, the four-time Masters champion returned to action in time for the first major of the year.
Back-to-back under par rounds in the middle of the week gave tournament officials the dream final round pairing of Woods with world No 1 Rory McIlroy. Despite a better showing ending in a tie for 17th, Woods fell out of the world's top 100 and admitted his next appearance would "not be for a little while".
May - A birdie at the final hole of his second round kept Woods' record of never missing a cut at TPC Sawgrass just about intact, although the two-time Players Championship winner finished tied-69th after a disappointing weekend.
June - Having already lost his temper earlier in the week, a humiliating 13-over 85 during the third round of the Memorial plummeted Woods to the bottom of the leaderboard and gave the 14-time major champion another unwanted career low.
"Short-term suffering for long-term gain" is what Woods was hoping for, only to break 80 again on his way to missing the cut at the US Open.
July - Woods opened with a season-best 66 on his way to a tied-32nd finish at the Greenbrier Classic, but suffered an early exit from the 144th Open after another two inconsistent rounds.
A strong start to the Quicken Loans National showed glimpses of Woods' former self and left him heading in to the weekend just two off the pace, but he quickly slipped out of contention with a third-round 74 that could have easily been far worse. A tied-18th finish gave him plenty to think about heading into the forthcoming US PGA Championship.
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