One day after leaving in midround and withdrawing from The Players Championship with a bulging disk in his neck, Tiger Woods spoke to the press and indicated that there was no connection between his current injury woes and a certain little fender-bender from last fall.
Speaking at the Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania in connection with the AT&T National, Woods said there was "zero connection" between the injury and the crash, after which he indicated he had a "sore neck." Woods noted that his neck had begun bothering him before the Masters, but anti-inflammatory drugs and other treatment simply weren't helping.
"For me to not play all 18 holes, that was as angry and frustrated as I've been in a long time," Woods said. Good thing he couldn't swing a club, then; he might've killed somebody with one of his tantrums.
Woods drew plenty of criticism for quitting early, which seems more than a little unfair given that this is a guy who won a U.S. Open on one leg, and who would probably play the back nine if his arms were, in fact, on fire.
He gave no timetable for his return, saying he'd like to play The Memorial, the AT&T and the U.S. Open, but indicated that it's all dependent on the results of an MRI he'll have later this week in Orlando.