Woods reacts on hole 11 during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in the United Arab Emirates.
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The 41-year-old American is on the comeback trail after a 16-month layoff following back surgery but suffered a back spasm overnight, forcing the 14-time major winner out of the tournament.Former No. 1 Woods said after laboring to a first-round 5-over-par 77 Thursday that he was pain-free.Woods was scheduled to take a week off after Dubai and then play two successive weeks on the PGA Tour, at the Genesis Open and Honda Classic.The Dubai showpiece suffered a second setback when, hours after Woods pulled out, high winds caused play to be suspended for the day.When the siren sounded South Africa's George Coetzee was in the middle of an unbelievable round given the conditions – he was 3-under for the day through eight holes to top the leaderboard at 3-under par.Play will restart Saturday and organizers are still hopeful of completing 72 holes by Sunday evening.
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