Woods told to 'stay horizontal'

Woods in LA to receive back treatment - not seeing it as an extended break

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Tiger Woods has been told to “stay horizontal” by doctors until his back issue has “calmed down”, said thee 14-time major champion’s agent Mark Steinberg.

The 41-year-old is in the Los Angeles area getting back treatment, but is not expecting to have an extended break from playing golf.

Woods pulled out of this week’s Genesis Open because of back spasms, and then cancelled his press conference at Riviera.

“He flew out here and got to see one of his doctors,'' Steinberg told AP. “Based on the work they did the last couple of days, they advised he just stay horizontal. It's best to listen to the doctors. The ultimate goal is to get out and play.''

''The goal is to get everything to calm down, have it calm down for a while, continue to get treatment and get back to a place where he's chipping and putting and hitting balls,'' Steinberg added.