Tiger Woods to put his neck on the line for Masters bid

Tiger Woods takes his lumps but Players Championship hopes aren't dead yet	
				Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Woods, who won the second of his two Players titles at TPC Sawgrass in 2013, was particularly pleased with his putting - something he has worked at with renowned coach Matt Killen.

A day after arriving at the Players Championship and putting to bed worries of another prolonged absence, Woods seemed intent on ending any discussion that his cold putter is an serious threat to his comeback.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.

Asked Tuesday at The Players Championship whether he would play next week's PGA Tour stop at Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor, Woods said, "We'll see how everything goes".

Woods' neck and putter have both been a little strained since the start the season with the former world number one, recognised as one of the game's greats with the short stick, carding six three-putts in each of his last two tournaments.

McIlroy, a presence on leaderboards every time he has played this year, got off to a good start with a bogey-free sortie.

On the 18th hole a year ago, in May, Woods hit 3-iron, 9-iron. And with a win this week, Woods would tie Jack Nicklaus for the most victories in the history of the Players Championship at three.

"I wanted him to take a look at it, and then he mentioned a few things", Woods said.

It flared up again at the Genesis Open last month, and then got worse in Mexico City the following week.

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"It was getting to the point where it was affecting my set-up, my back swing". Although it's just 137 yards to the Island Green, the hole is surrounded on nearly all sides by water and has a tiny bunker in front of it, leading to many highlight-reel moments as frustrated golfers try to get their drives to stay on the green. It appears Tiger Woods is still on track to play in the Masters.

Monahan, who recently reminded players that the tour had been heavily involved in the rewriting of the rules, on Wednesday strongly defended the "fantastic" U.S. Golf Association and Royal & Ancient governing bodies.

This is Woods' 18th start in The Players. The WGC Match Play tournament is the other.

To illustrate the distance difference, Woods noted that previous year he hit a three-iron and a nine-iron to reach the 18th green on Sunday. I'm right there heading to where I need to be.

"These are the challenges I'm going to be facing going forward", he said.

"I've got a lot more confidence now than I've ever had, " Koepka said "That's all it is". "So, I've tried to play more in the conservative side to try and put it in play, even though I'm a little further back". If it's not my lower back, it's going to be in the hip; you know I have had four knee operations. Just plodding along and just kind of getting around.

"That's one of the issues of having a procedure like I did, that the forces have to go somewhere", he said.

For now, Woods is trying to keep his game moving in the right direction as the Masters draws near.

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