Tiger Woods is unsure when he will play golf again after a painful neck injury forced him to quit the Players Championship in Florida on Sunday.

The world’s No. 1 said he would undergo scans this week to determine the full extent of the problem.

“I’m at a point now where I just can’t go anymore. A lot is up in the air still, which I don’t like,” Woods said yesterday in suburban Philadelphia promoting the July 1-4 AT&T National. “I still need to go home and get a picture of this and see what’s going on.”


Woods said he had been troubled by neck pain since returning from self-imposed exile at last month’s Masters but added it was not related to the car crash outside his home last year that led to revelations about his infidelities.

“Zero connection. Absolutely zero,” he said. “My neck started to bother me when I really started to practice a lot.”

Woods finished tied fourth on his return from a five-month absence at Augusta National but has struggled since, missing the cut at the Quail Hollow Championship in North Carolina before pulling out during his final round at Sawgrass on Sunday.

“I want to practice, I want to play, I want to compete, but this is not allowing me to do the things that I need to do on my golf swing to hit the proper shots,” he said.

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