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Tiger hurting because bed's too soft

Tiger Woods hits a tee shot on the front nine of the Barclays pro-am Wednesday before sticking to chipping and putting on the back nine because of a sore neck and back.

Associated Press

Tiger Woods hits a tee shot on the front nine of the Barclays pro-am Wednesday before sticking to chipping and putting on the back nine because of a sore neck and back.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Another week, another nagging injury for Tiger Woods, this from a soft bed in his hotel.

Woods did not play the back nine of his pro-am Wednesday at the Barclays, which kicks off the PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoffs today. Woods, the FedEx Cup points leader, still walked with his amateur partners but only chipped and putted at Liberty National.

He said his neck and back were stiff in the morning and attributed it to a soft bed in his hotel. Asked about getting a new bed, Woods smiled and said, "We'll have something."

Woods was seen grabbing his back in the final round of the PGA Championship two weeks ago. He had an elbow injury that troubled him for two months this summer. Woods said he wasn't concerned and everything felt fine when he was home.

Woods has five wins this year — none in majors — which has him at 79 career wins, three from Sam Snead's tour record. Woods said one thing of which he is most proud is winning at least five tournaments a year 10 times in his 18-year pro career.

"I tell you what, I never thought I would ever get there this quick," Woods, 37, said. "It's been an amazing run to get here."

Tiger hurting because bed's too soft 08/21/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 8:45pm]
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