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In case you haven't heard, Russell Henley won the PGA's Honda Classic yesterday.

The bigger story is Tiger Woods withdrawing because of back problems. Tiger has now dropped out of four tournaments in the last five years. Is the game of golf leaving Tiger behind?

My Take: Tiger proved last year he can still win. He won five tournaments and has 79 for his career.

But when you're Tiger, greatness is measured in majors. He's been stuck on 14 major wins since 2008, and still four behind Jack Nicklaus.

Tiger is one of the greatest golfers ever, but to be the "greatest one," he will have to win five more majors and pass Jack.

I'm not sure Tiger will win one more.

Injuries seem to be catching up with Tiger, and the competition has not only caught Tiger, but passed him by. Golf should be worried. The NBA hasn't been the same since Michael Jordan left. Tiger has done so much for the game. TV ratings are always huge when Tiger is in contention on Sunday, and how many weekend golfers wear red Nike shirts when they play?

Tiger still has time. He's 38. Jack won his last major at age 46, but Jack only dropped out of two tournaments his whole career. Can Tiger ever find the fire again? Our next hint will come in 38 days at the Masters in Augusta.

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