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Tiger Woods withdraws from the Dubai Desert Classic

  • Tiger Woods plays on the 13th hole during the 1st round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Tiger Woods plays on the 13th hole during the 1st round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tiger Woods manager, Mark Steinberg, talks to the reporters as he announces Woods withdrawal from the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Woods has withdrawn from the Dubai Desert Classic with an apparent back injury after shooting an opening-round 5-over 77. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Tiger Woods manager, Mark Steinberg, talks to the reporters as he announces Woods withdrawal from the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Woods has withdrawn from the Dubai Desert Classic with an apparent back injury after shooting an opening-round 5-over 77. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, photo, Tiger Woods reacts on hole 11th during the 1st round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Woods has withdrawn from the Dubai Desert Classic with an apparent back injury after shooting an opening-round 5-over 77. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    In this Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, photo, Tiger Woods reacts on hole 11th during the 1st round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Woods has withdrawn from the Dubai Desert Classic with an apparent back injury after shooting an opening-round 5-over 77. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Dubai Desert Classic with an apparent back injury after shooting an opening-round 5-over 77.

The European Tour, without giving a reason, announced his withdrawal on Saturday before Woods began his second round in the tournament.

After Woods' opening round, he said "I wasn't in pain at all ... I was just trying to hit shots and I wasn't doing a very good job."