Woods raring to go at Sawgrass
Tiger Woods says he will be fine for this week's Players Championship and took last week off as a precaution.
The 43-year-old pulled out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational - one of his favourite events - due to a neck problem and doubts were raised as to whether he would be able to tee it up at Sawgrass.
However, after arriving on Monday to begin his preparation, the 14-time major winner made it clear that he had to respect Father Time in his decision to skip Bay Hill.
"I feel good," he said. "Everything is good, I feel good, I just needed last week off. I didn't want to push it. No need to, not at my age. I can't do that anymore."
The Florida resident is now ready to resume his career but confessed that he was not fully fit when recently playing in Mexico.
"I could feel it in Mexico," he added. "It wasn't fun. I couldn't make a backswing, I couldn't make a follow through, and I couldn't make a complete swing."
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