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Monday 20 November 2017

Neck injury adds to Woods woes

Tiger Woods will presumably be letting people know on his website the result of a scan on the neck injury which led to him pulling out of his third comeback event.

But the world number one now has a new problem in his life -- how is anyone going to believe what he says any more?

Last Friday, just about the time when he was rumoured to have been served with divorce papers by his Swedish wife, Woods was asked if he had any fitness issues.

"No. Absolutely 100pc," he said.

Fair enough if the neck problem then cropped up after that, but after quitting on the seventh hole of his Players' Championship final round, Woods told a different story.

"I've been playing with a bad neck for quite a while," he said.

"I might have a bulging disc. I've been playing through it. I can't play through it any more.

All being well, he will be expected back to defend his Memorial title at Muirfield Village on June 3-6.

But, not for the first time and certainly not for the last, there is a question mark over when he will next be seen in action.

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