Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Psychosomatic Tiger

Tiger Woods won't know the extent of the neck injury that forced him to withdraw from The Players Championship on Sunday until he has an MRI in Orlando.

"I'll have a lot more answers after the picture," he said Monday during a news conference for the AT&T National near Philadelphia. "I know it doesn't feel good now. I want it to feel better. The question is: How do I get there?"

. . . He said the condition developed in March as he was practicing to play the Masters and had "zero connection" to the Nov. 27 car crash that preceded a sex scandal and a five-month leave from golf.

Woods has played three tournaments. He tied for fourth at the Masters, missed the cut at the Quail Hollow Championship and withdrew after six holes in the final round at The Players.

He has been treated with anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy, but he said that as he continued to practice, treatment was less effective. On Sunday, his shoulder locked up on him.

If he was a plaintiff in a lawsuit, I'd guess Tiger was either faking it for a big payoff or suffering psychosomatic injuries.

In Tiger's case, I'd say it's psychosomatic after the year he's had.

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