Tiger Woods declared “everything is good” as he arrived at TPC Sawgrass to prepare for The Players Championship after missing the Arnold Palmer Invitational due to a neck strain.
There were concerns when Woods decided not to risk playing at Bay Hill last week as a result of an injury that had been troubling him “for a few weeks”.
American star Woods said he will be ready to return in Jacksonville this week.
“Everything is good,” the 14-time major champion told Golfweek on Monday. “I feel good. I needed last week off.
“I didn’t want to push it. No need to. Not at my age. Can’t do that anymore.”
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Woods said he had been hampered by the issue at the WGC-Mexico Championship, where he finished in a share of 10th last month.
The former world number one added: “I could feel it [in Mexico]. It wasn’t fun. I couldn’t make a backswing. I couldn’t make a follow through. I couldn’t make a complete swing.”