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THE PLAYERS Championship, Presented by Goslings
13 March 2019, 10:54 | Henrietta Morgan
Golf: Day optimistic major back pain will not return this week
Woods missed a scheduled tournament for the first time since returning previous year from spinal fusion surgery, and said it was more to make sure a growing problem that started last month in Los Angeles did not get worse. "First week as a Callaway player, so happy to see that the switch I made wasn't as insane as some people thought".
"Other guys don't putt that way, don't feel that way, but I grew up in more of a feeling like Bobby Locke and Crenshaw and those guys of letting the putter go, and if I do that, I feel great".
Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith and Aaron Baddeley round out the Australian contingent at the 144-player tournament, which is being held in March for the first time since 2006. He finished one shot behind champion Paul Casey in a performance that produced overflow galleries all weekend and the largest TV audience for any non-Masters golf event since the 2015 PGA Championship. Woods tees off at 8:32 a.m. on Friday, so he could wait until after his second round to commit to the Valspar Championship.
Woods withdrew from last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational, an event he has won a record eight times, due to a neck strain.
"When pain starts shooting down my legs, that's obviously a no-go", he said. "It just made it worse". "That's just because my lower back is fused, and so the stress has to go somewhere if I don't have movement, and so it's very important for me going forward since the surgery to keep pliable or else the stress is going to go somewhere else".
To illustrate the distance difference, Woods noted that a year ago he hit a three-iron and a nine-iron to reach the 18th green on Sunday.
The Spaniard is having one of his most consistent seasons to date, having finished inside the top 25 in each of his four starts this year, including a T3 last week. His accuracy tee-to-green is ideal around TPC Sawgrass and a T7 finish here last year proposes he has a plan that could see him become the second English victor in the States this year. He missed the cut in Los Angeles three weeks earlier and needed to add a tournament. Under the new format, we've got The Masters next month, the PGA Championship in its new May slot, the U.S. Open in June, The Open Championship in July and then the FedEx Cup Playoffs in August.
Also, the model says five other golfers with 2019 Players Championship odds of 20-1 or longer make a strong run at the title.
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Paedo Pell gets six years
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