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Tiger Woods Blames Hotel Bed For Skipping Barclays Tournament

August 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (2)

You know Tiger Woods is getting up there in age when he's blaming bad play Wednesday at the back nine in The Barclays tournament at New Jersey' Liberty National Golf Course on account of a stiff neck and back.

How did he get these "injuries"? No, ex-wife Elin Nordegren didn't come at him with a nine iron again. Instead, Woods blames his problems on his "too soft" hotel bed .

"My neck and back are a little bit stiff. It was stiff this morning after a soft bed and just one of those things, sleeping in hotels." he said. "I didn't want to push it, so just took it easy and chipped and putted."

Hmm. If this isn't a Goldilocks moment, we don't know what is. Woods, who is looked to be a surefire winner in this pro-am tournament was asked if he was getting a new bed in time for the FedEx Cup Playoffs on Thursday. He answered with a smile, "What do you think? We'll have something." But will it be enough? The man has apparently been plagued by elbow and back injuries the whole summer.

Now we're not sure what hotel Woods is staying at, as there isn't a boatload of high-end hotels in Jersey City. Perhaps it's time to start traveling with a Tempurpedic, Tiger? After all, there's $10 million at stake here.

In the meantime, what do you think? Is Tiger being a big pussycat by blaming the hotel bed? Have you ever been unable to work thanks to a "too soft" sleeping situation? We'd like to know!

[Photo: John O'Boyle, The (Newark) Star-Ledger]

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Interesting story about Tiger Woods in HotelChatter. A similarly named golfer was playing in another Barclays tournament ysterday and shot a bogey-free 67. Probably stayed at a different hotel than the person mentioned in your story.

That miracle mattress must've materialized...

This story was written on Wednesday the day Tiger admitted to skipping out on most of the back nine at Liberty. If he played well on Thursday, we're hoping it's because he got the proper bedding he requested. ;-)

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