Woods to make full recovery


Tiger Woods is expected to make a full recovery from what doctors diagnosed as an inflamed facet joint in his neck according to the world No. 1’s website.

'I want to thank everyone for their caring and concern,' said Woods, who had an MRI of his ailing neck on Wednesday in Orlando, Fla. 'I now need to take care of this condition and will return to playing golf when I'm physically able.'

According to the report Woods’ prognosis is for a full recovery with physical therapy, including soft-tissue massage, rest and anti-inflammatory medicine, although he did not say how long he would be out of golf or when he might return to the PGA Tour.

“The layoff is not expected to be extensive but can vary,” the statement said.

Woods is committed to play next month’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and the AT&T National in July.

Woods withdrew from last week’s Players Championship six holes into his final round.