Tiger Woods, one of the greatest golfers ever just cannot seem to get out of the tv spotlight. Now because of possible neck injury at the Players Championship in Florida this week.
Woods suddenly withdrew from the golf competition because of neck pain that he diagnosed as a bulging disc in his neck .
Woods was so frustrated that he slammed his golf shoe to the floor while taking questions from three reporters.
"I've been playing through it," Woods said of pain he first felt before the Masters. "I can't play through it anymore." Stated a frustrated Woods, as he slammed his golf shoe to the floor while talking to reports. He stated that playing in the tournament did not help his pain at all.
There is speculation that his neck injury may be due to the infamous November 27 incident that rocked the golfing world and Tiger Woods World. Woods was taken to the hospital after driving his SUV over a fire hydrant and into a tree, the accident that set off shocking revelations of extramarital affairs that led to his five-month break from golf.
Asked at Augusta what injuries he suffered that night, Woods said, "I had a busted-up lip and a pretty sore neck, and that was it."
Woods further said that he plans to have an MRI next week. A cervical MRI is the gold standard for finding out if there is a disc herniation present. He said he was having a hard time with the pain, and that there was a tingling sensation on his right side down to his fingers. As he was driven from the golf course, Woods continually squeezed his right hand and released his fingers.
"I might have a bulging disk," he said.
Woods started the final round 10 shots out of the lead and was 2-over par through six holes. He struggled on just about every hole, finding a bunker off the first tee, coming up short on several approach shots and pushing several tee shots right.v He said pain was bothering him from the time he took the club back until he finished his swing.
"Setting up over the ball is fine, but once I start making the motion, it's downhill from there," he said.
Woods did not look natural out on the golf course. At times he stretched and rolled his neck between shots over the last three days, when he produced some good golf along with some shots that didn't remotely resemble the golf player that we know him to be.