There are a lot of questions coming out of Tiger Woods’ WD at The Players after 9 holes. Should he have even been there in the first place? (I say no.) Was he pressured by the PGA Tour to play? (PGA Tour says not true.) Will he break Jack’s record? (I’m now seriously doubting it.) When will he next play? (Not sure even he knows.)
One question we do have an answer for is that apparently Tiger was hurting on Wednesday, and swing coach Sean Foley is prepared to admit this may be a common occurrence in the foreseeable future, according to PGATOUR.com’s Brian Wacker.
When Woods came off the range Monday at Isleworth, he felt good. Same thing Tuesday when he practiced for nine holes at TPC Sawgrass. After nine more holes on Wednesday, Woods, who hadn’t played competitively in 28 days since the final round of the Masters, was experiencing soreness.
“At the end of the day if it’s been bothered before it doesn’t ever really truly heal,” Foley said. “You can be functional and productive on it but this comes from a guy that works hard and trains hard and is a perfectionist. The guy’s created a lot of speed for a lot of time. He’s an athlete and he’s fit but you can’t overuse your body that much and not have … there’s going to be some issues.”
Today was not a good day for the game of golf.
Meanwhile Nick Watney is your leader after shooting an -8 64. If he should win, he’s officially arrived on the big, big stage.