Woods pulled out of last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational citing a neck strain, which raised the possibility that he might also miss the PGA Tour's flagship event. It was the first time, Woods missed a scheduled tournament since returning past year after a spinal fusion surgery.
"It was getting to the point where it was affecting my setup, my backswing, my through swing", Woods told the media this week.
"One of the issues with (spinal fusion surgery) is the forces have to go somewhere".
Woods meanwhile said he was satisfied that the neck problem had not disrupted his preparations for next month's Masters, where he will once again attempt to end an 11-year wait for a 15th major.
"It's about trying to manage what I have", he added. He's practically a walking MASH unit with four back surgeries as well as four knee surgeries over the years.
Woods won his 80th PGA title, and his first for five years, when sealing the season-ending Tour Championship in September 2018.
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Woods admitted he was aware that he "faces challenges going forward" due to his physical state. As we break each play down, I will be sure to specify which type of contests I am targeting that player in. Today it was 3-wood and a 3-iron. I've got to pick my days and I've got to pick my hours. I was just plodding along and just kind of getting around.
Fleetwood birdied six of his last nine holes in an inward half of 30, just one shot outside the tournament record, to set an imposing clubhouse target of seven under par and enjoy a one-shot lead over Korea's Ben An and American Brian Harman. "I had to shut it down to get ready for this week".
The 2001 and 2013 Players champion recently started working on his putting with Matt Killen, who was with Woods during a practice session Monday and practice rounds Tuesday and Wednesday. "I had been feeling that my stroke has been off, but a lot of it is physical".
"I feel really cautiously optimistic about how things are progressing and the way that I feel". I think it's easy to see why Brooks Koepka won back-to-back U.S. Opens. He says it started to bother him a little at Riviera, and then more the following week in Mexico City.
"Just judging the distance, balls going miles and would never stop in the fairways", Johnson said. "That's how I've always putted".
"It's like when have you a fan yell at you on the course, you want to go over there and get into him but unfortunately it makes you look bad", Day said.