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Tiger Woods will take an indefinite leave from golf following another injury setback.

The golf megastar has announced that he will rest from the world of golf competitions for a while.

Woods, 39 years old, withdrew from the Torrey Pines, GA Tour after making 11 holes because of his back injury. This news came a week after missing the cut at the Phoenix Open, another "bad" thing for his career.

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On Thursday, the 14-time major golf tournament winner released an official  statement on his website, revealing his take on his performances. According to Woods, everything was "unacceptable".

"The last two weeks have been very disappointing to me, especially Torrey, because I never want to withdraw. Unfortunately, lately injuries have made that happen too often," Woods said.

The former champion explained that his latest injury is not a result of the previous surgery that he went through.

"I am experiencing daily physical therapy, but I feel better day by day. Now, I have to push myself and work hard on my moves and games. Also, I have to spend some quality time with those that I cannot live without," Woods explained. "My play, and scores, are not acceptable for tournament golf. Like I've said, I enter a tournament to compete at the highest level, and when I think I'm ready, I'll be back." 

Meanwhile, Woods' manager Mark Steinberg said that the golfer has already had his back checked by a therapist and that there is nothing to be worried about.

"He started getting worked on immediately. It was evident that everything was intact and he was resting pretty comfortably," Steinberg told the Golf Channel.