With Tiger Woods taking an indefinite break from the game of golf, here's a timeline of the 39-year-old former world number one's troubling year.
2014: April 1 - Reveals he will miss US Masters for first time after undergoing surgery on a pinched nerve in his back.
May 28 - Announces he has still not recovered from back surgery and will miss the US Open at Pinehurst as a result.
July 20 - Finishes 69th in the Open at Royal Liverpool, his worst 72-hole finish in a major in the paid ranks.
August 3 - Withdraws during the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in clear pain after hitting a shot.
August 8 - Misses just his fourth cut in 66 majors as a professional after suffering yet more back trouble at the US PGA Championship at Valhalla.
August 14 - Announces he does not wish to be considered for the Ryder Cup team due to a back injury, later revealing he did not feel he could have won a point for the United States.
August 25 - Ends professional relationship with swing coach Sean Foley.
November 22 - Appoints Chris Como as swing coach.
December 2 - Claims he ''feels fantastic'' ahead of his long-awaited return to competitive golf.
January 9 - Confirms he will start his 2015 season at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
January 30 - Records the worst round of his professional career with an 11-over par 82 in the second round of the Phoenix event.
February 5 - Withdraws from his next event, the Farmers Insurance Open, during the first round because of back pain.
February 11 - Takes an indefinite break claiming: ''Right now, I need a lot of work on my game, and to still spend time with the people that are important to me.'