"I had Matt take a look at it, " Woods said.
The neck pain that forced him to withdraw from last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill last week has gone, but as he prepares to tee up in his 18th Players Championship, Tiger Woods is destined to be that most unsafe of competitors - "the injured golfer".
Tiger Woods seemingly dispelled doubts about his participation in this week's Players Championship in Florida when he arrived on Monday and declared he was in fine fettle. - When you've won 10 times - and amassed 42 top-10 finishes in the last five years - you expect to have positive memories to draw upon at nearly every PGA Tour stop. "But also, I've cost myself a few years here and there because of it". Last Tuesday, Woods surprised the golf world by withdrawing from the tournament at Bay Hill, a place where he has won eight times.
A spinal fusion almost two years ago resurrected a career that had been in danger of coming to a premature end. "It was just gradually getting worse".
"The stress has to go somewhere if I don't have movement, so it's very important for me to keep pliable".
SKY SPORT Craig Perks wins the 2002 Players Championship tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach Florida
Woods did not want to commit to a pre-Masters schedule until after The Players was over. The week-long event is one big party at TPC Sawgrass and has a "who's who" of previous winners, and has a serious lineage of former winners; including Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler all succeeding in the past 10-15 years.
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Unlike other professional sports leagues, such as the NFL and National Basketball Association, which have their own rules that differ from how the game is played at other levels, the various professional tours have always adhered to the Rules of Golf. If he only plays two competitive rounds at the Players, then he may feel he needs to play more prior to the Masters. "I've played three tournaments this year and that's about right", he said in looking towards Augusta. Dustin Johnson, the top-ranked player in the world, is the favorite in the latest 2019 Players Championship odds, going off at 12-1 for Thursday's start.
"I have to stay fit and it's about managing it the best I can and not push it". "I think a lot of them are amusing", Day said.
As for his health, Woods does not consider that a major concern. The only other cut he missed since then was the U.S. Open.