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Tiger Woods sits five shots behind the early pace at TPC Sawgrass

Tiger Woods sits five shots behind the early pace at TPC Sawgrass

The neck pain that forced him to withdraw from last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill last week has gone, but as he prepares to tee up in his 18th Players Championship, Tiger Woods is destined to be that most risky of competitors - "the injured golfer".

Day, who able to play 18 holes on Monday, said he had also spoken to Tiger Woods about having injections for back problems.

The 12-time PGA Tour victor admits it is tempting to respond to criticism but is why he rarely checks the social media accounts ran by his team. "But also, I've cost myself a few years here and there because of it".

"Four weeks off was always going to be not created to play well necessarily at Bay Hill; it's created to kick into effect in a few weeks' time, hopefully this week", Rose said.

He had fusion surgery on his lower spine in April 2017 - his fourth surgery on his back in four years - and it allowed him to return to a level that saw him win last year at the Tour Championship, play in another Ryder Cup and return to the top 15 in the world ranking.

As for his neck issue, Woods said it's not an issue this week, but it is something he must keep an eye on.

It flared up again at the Genesis Open last month, and then got worse in Mexico City the following week. Didn't read the greens well, didn't putt it badly, but just didn't read the greens well, didn't see the ball going in, which is not a good start.

Woods did not want to commit to a pre-Masters schedule until after The Players was over.

PONTE VEDRA ― Tiger Woods waited until the last day to commit to last year's Valspar Championship.

Woods made just one par in his back nine at the 15th
Woods made just one par in his back nine at the 15th

The Players Championship is often referred to as golf's "fifth major".

I will give two players to target from $11K up to the top salary, two targets from the $10K-$11K range, and two from the $9-10K range.

Unlike other professional sports leagues, such as the NFL and National Basketball Association, which have their own rules that differ from how the game is played at other levels, the various professional tours have always adhered to the Rules of Golf.

"I've played three tournaments this year so far, and that's about right, " Woods said.

I likely will not go insane in tournament play this week, and will instead hone in on constructing the safest cash game team possible this week.

"I feel good. Last week was the most confident I've felt on the golf course".

"It's not great mentally to come back from an injury so your confidence is hit a little bit, but overall I feel good about". I think you have a few more misses around the greens because you can chip out of the rough and the greens are softer.

As for his health, Woods does not consider that a major concern.

Monahan, who recently reminded players that the tour had been heavily involved in the rewriting of the rules, on Wednesday strongly defended the "fantastic" U.S. Golf Association and Royal & Ancient governing bodies.

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