Tiger Woods heads into this week's Players Championship with his neck in good shape and he expects his putter to feel the same.
Along with the US PGA Championship moving to May, golf now has four majors and the Players spread across five months between March and July.
Fleetwood broke out of his mini-slump in 2019 last week with a third-place finish in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. "I try to manage it the best I can and not push it". "There are times over the years I have pushed it and I've won a few tournaments that way, but also I've cost myself a few years here and there because of it". "I haven't hit anything but a 9-iron or a wedge in there for 12 years".
Woods has a history of playing through injuries, including when he won the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
Tiger Woods said he was no longer suffering pain from the neck strain which he said was linked to the back fusion surgery that allowed him to resume his career.
"It started to get a little tighter and tighter as I played more holes in Mexico", Woods said.
Woods work on the greens had not been up his usual standards before his neck issues, which he said only made things worse. "And that's just because my lower back is fused, and so the stress has to go somewhere".
The Players Championship tees off today and this year it returns a little sooner. "Everything is good, I feel good, I just needed last week off". Some plays will be geared toward cash games, and some for GPP tournaments. "I'm right where I need to be. I wasn't going to back away from that flag", he later told AP.
"Last few years I've struggled around here", said the American. Aside from capturing three of the last six majors he's played in, the 28-year-old has nine additional top-15 finishes in the game's Big Four since 2014. I think there's more factors, there's more intricacies to this golf course, so some year you might come in playing OK, get poor bounces or couple bad club selections here or there, wind comes up on 17. Woods has 14 major triumphs while Nicklaus is the all-time leader with 18.
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.
"That's the same with social media; that person who took a photo of me. was kind of creepy". Tiger plays his approach shot conservatively and finds the green, 30-plus feet long and to the right of the cup.
Back to the drawing board again this week, and we have easily the best field of the year thus far at the Players Championship, and pricing looks pretty soft.
One epic week in Northeast Florida has now given way to another, as McCarthy will make his PLAYERS Championship debut at the vaunted PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.