“I was a little disappointed,” Bohn said jokingly after shooting an 8-over 80. “I thought they were there for me to be honest.”
Woods plans to have an MRI next week. He said he was having a hard time with the pain, and that there was a tingling sensation on his right side down to his fingers. As he was driven from the golf course, Woods continually squeezed his right hand and released his fingers.
“I might have a bulging disk,” he said.
Nearly a hundred reporters and photographers waited outside the physical therapy trailer for Woods, who was whisked away in a black SUV without taking more questions.
Woods started the final round 10 shots out of the lead and was 2-over par through six holes. He struggled on just about every hole, finding a bunker off the first tee, coming up short on several approach shots and pushing several tee shots right.
He said pain was bothering him from the time he took the club back until he finished his swing.
“Setting up over the ball is fine, but once I start making the motion, it’s downhill from there,” he said.
Woods at times stretched and rolled his neck between shots over the last three days, when he produced some good golf along with some shots that didn’t remotely resemble the No. 1 player in the world. He popped up two tee shots with his 3-wood, and hit another one at a 45-degree angle. In relatively easy scoring conditions, Woods had rounds of 70-71-71 and was tied for 45th going into the last round.
He kept his No. 1 ranking, though. Phil Mickelson could have claimed the top spot with a victory Sunday, but he shot 2 over in the final round and tied for 17th — nine strokes behind winner Tim Clark. Mickelson will get another chance to take over the No. 1 ranking at the Colonial in three weeks.
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