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Neck injury forces Tiger out

2010-05-09 18:46

Ponte Verde Beach - Tiger Woods withdrew from the Players championship during the final round on Sunday citing a neck injury.

Woods, whose five-year-reign as world number one could end this week if Phil Mickelson wins the tournament, lasted less than seven holes before quitting at the Sawgrass TPC.

"I've been playing with a bad neck for a while," said Woods, who was competing in just his third tournament of the year after a sex scandal prompted him to take a five-month break from the game.

"I might have a bulging disk. They want me to get a picture on it next week.

"I've been playing through it. I can't play through it any more. I know playing doesn't help it.

"I'm having a hard time with the pain," added Woods. "There's tingling down my fingers, just the right side. Setting up over the ball is fine but once I start making the motion, it's downhill from there."

Woods said he first felt the pain prior to last month's Masters, where he finished tied for fourth in his first tournament of the year.

Woods, who missed the cut last week in Charlotte, was two-over for the round, two-under for the tournament when he withdrew.

AFP

Comments
  • Hein - 2010-05-09 19:37

    Tiger is a spoilt brat and has very little respect for that which makes golf such an unbelievable game. Take it on the chin, Tiger, you are not more important than the game...

  • Tiger u Cheat - 2010-05-09 20:26

    Seems now that the blow torch is being applied u finding it to hot to handle - no more steriods mr woods u cheat

  • Nick - 2010-05-09 20:40

    a hickey perhaps?????

  • NO TIGER FAN - 2010-05-10 08:50

    What a pleasure to watch golf with no Mr.Woods. TIGER stay in the woods thats where you belong you cheater.

  • Tiger Fan - 2010-05-10 09:36

    So this is how you wish someone a speedy recovery after an injury ? Don't tell me.. you are all white DOSE trying to express your feelings towards the worlds best player.

  • Peter Gibbs - 2010-05-10 10:50

    WHAT A BUNCH OF LOSERS YOU FIRST FOUR POSTERS ARE. TIGER IS BRILLIANT AND YOU ARE PROBABLY JUST JEALOUS LITTLE 24 HANDICAPPERS WHO KNOW F*&K ALL ABOUT GOLF. I YOU WIN A COMPETITION THAT TIGER WOODS DIDN'T PLAY IN FOR WHATEVER REASON THE YOU WILL ONLY EVER KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE BEST OF THE REST.

  • CheWwy - 2010-05-10 11:47

    calling the best golfer in the world a cheat, just cause he is in all honestly the most brilliant golfer to emerge in all time, is seriously poor, play golf at that level nd u'll understand how good he is.. I would believe his records should silence any who shout venom at him.. however i believe his reason for taking himself out of the TPC to be poor form, if he wants to be viewed as the champion he was, his on course etiquette needs to be improved, seriously improved!.

  • thomas makaleng - 2010-05-10 14:55

    tiger drifting slowly into the woods.it must be the beginning of his downfall.bad habits are costly

  • Carl - 2010-05-10 23:19

    There is no disputing the fact that Tiger is great and probably the greatest golfer of all time, but, it does not detract from the fact that he is a spoilt little brat that throws his toys when things do not go his way. Have you ever seen any other player perform consistantly in the way he does when he hits a good or bad shot? Some players do react on ocassions but do not act. Remember, this is a gentlemens sport and his bombastic behaviour on the golf course is certainly reflected in his personal life and is of no example to any innocent youngster influenced by the advertising media. What was and is this guy thinking, that he is God's gift to mankind? The PGA has actually become more pleasant to watch on TV without him in the field of late, so thumbs up tp the good fellas, Phil, Ernie, Tim, Goose etc.

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