Tiger Woods says he expects to play at the Masters in April despite withdrawing from last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational with a neck strain.
Woods, who is set to play this week’s Players Championship at Sawgrass, says the neck problem is linked to his spinal fusion surgery in April 2017 and is an issue he has to “manage”.
“It’s not painful now,” said Woods.
The 43-year-old is aiming for his 15th major title at Augusta, when the Masters starts on 11 April.
“It was getting to the point where it was affecting my set-up, my backswing, it was just gradually getting worse and that’s just because my lower back is fused,” Woods added.