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SportTiger Woods officially commits to WGC-Match Play as final Masters tuneup

03:50  19 march  2019
03:50  19 march  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Woods no longer feeling pain in the neck at Players

Woods no longer feeling pain in the neck at Players Tiger Woods no longer has a pain in the neck.The trick going forward for Woods is to make sure the soreness that caused him to withdraw from the Arnold Palmer Invitational doesn't keep him from missing more tournaments the rest of his injury-filled career."I'm 43 with four back surgeries so must manage what I have and understand that I'm going to have good weeks and bad weeks and try and manage as best I possibly can and not push it," Woods said Tuesday after a nine-hole practice round at The Players Championship."There are times when over the years I pushed it, pushed through a few things, and I've won a few tournaments doing it that way," he said.

Woods will play WGC -Dell Technologies Match Play Championship. Woods has yet to officially commit to the tournament, but he left no doubt about his plans with his comments following a third-round 72 at The Players Championship. Tiger Woods began the final round well off the lead, but

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Tiger Woods officially commits to WGC-Match Play as final Masters tuneup© Getty Images Tiger Woods Tiger Woods' schedule firmed up as expected Monday when the WGC-Match Play announced that he will play the event March 27-31.

It marks the first time that Woods will play the round-robin format (as opposed the previous single-elimination format), and he has never played the Austin Country Club course where the event is contested now.

Woods, who is coming off a T-30 at The Players Championship over the weekend, told reporters he has no qualms about the amount of golf he's playing, given a recent neck problem as well as his well-documented return from multiple back surgeries.

Woods will play WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship

Woods will play WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship Tiger Woods confirmed his plans to tee it up in the Match Play later this month, lending clarity to lingering questions about how he will conclude his Masters prep. Woods tied for second last year in his debut appearance at the Valspar Championship, but he was not a part of the published field for next week’s event in Tampa when it was released Friday afternoon. That left all signs pointing to Austin, as Woods’ world ranking (11th) is easily high enough to qualify him for the 64-man field.

Woods ultimately bogeyed two of his final three holes to finish in a tie for fifth. Woods is not in the field at this week's WGC -Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, and is not scheduled Tiger Woods commits to Valspar Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational for final Masters tune - up - Golf Digest.

Tiger has won the WGC Match Play event three times but hasn’t teed off here since 2013. This is a good tournament to pick up FedEx Cup points and sharpen skills while keeping an eye on Augusta. Valero Texas Open. San Antonio — April 4–7. Tiger doesn’t play the week before The Masters .

He'll sit out this week's Valspar Championship near Tampa and is eager to try and advance out of the round-robin next week in Austin.

"I'm hoping that I can play all the matches," Woods said Sunday at The Players. "That would be great, I'm guaranteed to play three instead of — when I played it was only one guaranteed, so that's kind of nice knowing that I'll be able to get at least three good rounds in, possibly more if I play well, and that's basically like a tournament."

He then will skip the Texas Open (April 4-7) the week ahead of the Masters, the year's first major.

Following his final-round 69 Sunday at TPC Sawgrass, Woods said his preparation for Augusta is going as planned.

“It’s right on track. I feel like I’m able to start — I’m able to shape the golf ball both ways, which I’m going to need there. Just need a few more putts to go in, but that’s about it.”

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