Woods on PGA Championship 2014: Valhalla Golf Club
Aug07

Woods on PGA Championship 2014: Valhalla Golf Club

Tiger Woods arrived in Valhalla Golf Club on Wednesday afternoon to get some practice rounds in before the big tee off today.¬† Woods described the pain that he was in at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was not related to the previous back injury that made him miss¬† majors this year. “I felt pretty good about how I played and the shots I hit,” Woods said. “I have to get used to how this golf course is playing.” (ESPN.Go.Com) Woods was asked if he was free of pain and his response, “Pain-free, yes, except for the headache of talking to you guys.” “Woods had to be helped into a golf cart after he hit his tee shot on the ninth hole of the final round and had difficulty changing his shoes and getting into his courtesy car to leave. It put not only this week’s tournament but also the rest of the year in doubt. He traced the pain in his back to when he hit a shot from an awkward lie on the second hole at Firestone, and his momentum carried him back into a gaping fairway bunker. The force of the landing, he said, caused a problem he described as a sacrum bone being displaced. “Yeah, basically when I landed in the bunker, my sacrum went out,” he said. “So pinched the nerve, and hence the spasm. My physio put it back in, and we’ve just been treating it. “My physio is here,” he added. “If it does go out, he’s able to fix it. One of those things, again, I still need to build strength, still continue to get stronger. Just going to take more time.””...

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