Woods no long feeling pain in the neck at Players

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods hits the ball on the first hole during the WGC-Mexico Championship at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City. Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck strain. Woods announced his decision Monday. March 4, 2019, on Twitter. (AP Photo/Christian Palma, File)
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods says a sore neck that kept him out of Bay Hill last week is no longer painful.
That doesn't mean the end of neck pain down the road. Woods says with a fused lower back, the stress from a golf swing has to go somewhere. He says it started to bother him a little at Riviera, and then more the following week in Mexico City.
Woods says his job is to make sure to stay fit and flexible. He used the word "pliable" three times during his news conference at The Players Championship.
Woods is the only player in the 144-man field at the TPC Sawgrass who has won The Players in March and in May. The tournament returns to March for the first time since 2006.