Bob Harig, ESPN Senior Writer
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland -- After playing just two rounds in the past month, Tiger Woods said he needs a break and will head back to Florida to rest up for the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs.
An admirable 1-under-par 70 that included bogeys on the final two holes at Royal Portrush on Friday meant a disappointing end to The Open and the major season for Woods, who after the jubilation of winning the Masters in April has played just four tournaments with little success.
The back problems that led to four surgeries in the past five years resurfaced, seemingly worse than at any time in the past two years that saw a resurgence to No. 5 in the world and two victories, including his 15th major championship.