Saying he “can’t play through it anymore,” Tiger Woods withdrew from The Players Championship in Jacksonville today.
Woods quit his final round after his second shot on the seventh hole, notifying a PGA Tour official. He said later, “I’ve been playing with a bad neck for about a month. “I’ve been playing through it. I can’t play through it anymore.”
(Maybe he was re-enacting car accident scene? Source.)
The neck problem is a new injury for Woods, who will have an MRI on it this week.
Speaking of new, we got our first report of a Tiger heckler yesterday.
Steve Elling reports that while seeking an autograph from Phil Mickelson, a young boy shouted at Woods as he walked by.
Tiger Woods walked past, having just completed another lackluster round.
A boy waiting in line for Mickelson to sign a souvenir, perhaps 7 or 8 years old, yelled out a biting comment to the reigning world numero uno.
“Say goodbye to No. 1, Tiger,” the kid said. “Kiss it goodbye.”
“Be polite,” Mickelson said to the boy.
Wonder if Tiger’s wife Elin would echo Mickelson’s advice?