Tiger Woods To Play In The British Open
Added on Aug 05, 2010 by Jack Thurman in
Tiger Woods has had a rough time of it so far in 2010, with his off course shenanigans combined with substandard play. Despite the fact that he’s trying to recover from a nagging neck injury, the world’s most famous golfer is trying to stay busy. Woods has filed his entry form to play in the British Open and added the major tournament to his schedule posted on his website.
Woods pulled out of the final round of the Players Championship on May 9th due to his stiff and painful neck. He indicated afterwards that it had been giving him trouble for awhile. Not even this seemingly innocent injury gave Tiger any relief from his sex scandal—he had to reassure the media that it wasn’t sustained in his now infamous ‘car. Woods concluded the press conference with the open ended statement:
“I now need to take care of this condition and will return to playing golf when I’m physically able.”
The good news is that there’s no serious damage with tests indicating an inflamed neck joint. While this condition causes pain and makes it difficult to turn his head it requires minimal treatment. Woods commented on his website that when neck joints are inflamed, it causes pain in the area along with headaches and difficulty rotating the head.
He’ll most likely miss the Memorial on June 3 in Muirfield, Ohio where he is the defending tournament champion. He has already confirmed his participation in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and the AT&T National at Aronimink. The British Open will be held from July 15th through 18th.
Woods’ British Open will be the first tournament without swing coach Hank Haney. Haney cited the stress of working with the sport’s top player over six years as the main reason for his departure. Haney was also upset that Woods’ made no effort to defend him from criticism after missing the cut at the Quail Hollow Championships.