Report: Tiger Diagnosed With Bulging Disk, Television Anchors Go On Defensive To Avoid Possible Career Defining Moment

Golfweek's Jeff Rude reports that a source close to the Tiger Woods camp has told him the World No. 1 has been diagnosed with a bulging disk in his back that will not require surgery.

Rude notes:

It could have been much worse, the person said, because Woods doesn’t have the kind of herniated disk that likely would require an operation.

Responding to the report, agent Mark Steinberg tells Bob Harig that nothing has changed.

You may recall that Woods suffered from a bulging disk in his neck, which led to this totally harmless slip by then-Golf Channel anchor Win McMurry.

My recommendation? Anchors, change your mantra's this week to bulging back disk, bulging back disk, bulging back disk.

And remember anchors, should you slip up never forget: the cover up is always more problematic than the crime.