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#pounditWednesday, January 20, 2021

Tiger Woods says neck injury requiring tape is ‘no big deal’

Fans of Tiger Woods were sent into a frenzy on Thursday morning when the 14-time major champion showed up to The Open Championship with two pieces of therapeutic tape on the back of his neck, but Woods insists the ailment is a minor one.

After he shot an even-par 71 in the opening round, Tiger was asked about his neck injury and if it affected his game.

“It was a hell of a lot better than my back hurting,” he said with a smile. “Yeah, I’ve been taped up, bandaged up — it’s just that you were able to see this one. It’s no big deal. Just gotta play.”

Earlier in the day, Tiger’s camp revealed that the injury was something that popped up overnight.

Woods obviously has a lengthy injury history and has been forced to withdraw from a number of tournaments, but it doesn’t sound like there is any risk of that at The Open Championship. As he mentioned, he’s dealt with far worse injuries throughout his career.

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