It would almost seem more fishy if he came straight back and played this week. That would really give all the conspiracy theorists (TW haters) something to chew on. Personally, I think he tweaked his back and really was suffering. Hope he comes back soon. I won't lie, he's still my favorite player to watch on Tour and I still think he will have the last laugh and get hot again and win another major one day
I've never had any "back problems" but one time back in high school I was having some kind of muscle spasm (or something) and I could barely breathe without almost unbearable pain.
I told the basketball coach I didn't think I was going to be able to practice and he said "Well I hate to hear that son but you know what the rules are. If you miss practice you are off of the team."
Well I decided to try to gut it out and honestly didn't know if I could do it.
At the start of practice we got in our lines for layup drills. After a few layups all of the sudden I had absolutely no back pain at all. Completely "healed".
The coach didn't say anything but I just know he was thinking I was only putting on to get out of practice.