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Woods not done yet - McIlroy

6th March 2019, 13:18 by Neil Foster

Rory McIlroy feels the golfing world has not seen the last of Tiger Woods despite his latest injury setback.

Woods was due to play in this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational but pulled out with a sore neck and pundits have questioned his long-tern future in the game.

The 14-time major winner has struggled with injury over the past five years but made a successful comeback in 2018, winning the Tour Championship to prove that, even at 43, he can still produce the goods at times.

Asked whether his latest problem might send Woods into retirement, McIlroy was unequivocal in his response.

"Nope," he replied. "I hope he’s OK. I saw him in Mexico getting treatment before and after he played; he did have some tape on his upper back."

McIlroy is the defending champion at Bay Hill while Woods has won the Florida event eight times in his illustrious career.

The American legend has already stated that he should be fine to play in next week’s Players Championship - the unofficial ‘fifth major’ - while he is sure to have one eye on Augusta, with April’s Masters looming large on the horizon.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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