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Tiger Woods has stiff neck and back from hotel bed

(Charlie Neibergall / AP)

This time, it’s his back and neck that are bugging Tiger Woods.

Blaming a soft bed for his pains, Woods chose not to hit on the back nine of his Pro Am round Wednesday at Liberty National in Jersey City, N.J. The stiff neck and back were new ailments. He was, Woods said, “fine at home” and blamed “hotel beds.”

“It was stiff this morning after a soft bed and just one of those things, sleeping in hotels and I didn’t want to push it, so just took it easy and chipped and putted,” he told reporters.

Asked if he might bring in a replacement bed, Woods said with a laugh, “What do you think?”

A new bed and perhaps some linament are all Woods seems to think he needs after a season in which he was bothered by a strained elbow. He enters the FedEx Cup playoffs as the favorite, with five victories and seven top-10 finishes in a dozen starts adding up to a 766-point lead in the FedEx standings. He’ll tee off in the Barclays, the first leg of the FedEx playoffs, with Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker at 8:15 a.m. EDT Thursday.

And if he wins the $10 million for finishing first in the standings? Huell has the right idea.

Follow @CindyBoren on Twitter and on Facebook.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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Cindy Boren · August 21, 2013