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Woods waiting to reveal upcoming plans

12th March 2019, 16:27 by Craig Smithson

Tiger Woods has suggested he will wait to see how his neck feels after The Players Championship this week before deciding his schedule.

The 43-year-old pulled out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill last week after revealing that a neck strain, which initially flared up at the Genesis Open at Riviera, "was gradually getting worse" in the following week's WGC-Mexico Championship.

Woods revealed the injury stems from past surgery to have his lower back fused, adding: "If you have force, it's got to go somewhere. If it's not my back it's my neck or my hip. In a repetitive sport, you're going to wear out something."

The 14-time major winner then spent three hours in practice at TPC Sawgrass on Monday afternoon and confirmed that he is no longer in pain.

However, speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Woods would not rule out making changes to his plans if any problems with his neck arise this week.

When quizzed about his upcoming schedule after The Players, he said: "We'll see after this week."

If Woods comes through unscathed, then he could feature at next week's Valspar Championship at Innisbrook or the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play the following week in Austin, Texas.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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