Woods injured by New Jersey hotel bed

Tiger Woods returned to competition ahead this week’s Barclays Championship sporting an unwanted pain in the neck and all thanks to a hotel bed.

The world number one withdrew after nine holes of Wednesday’s Pro-Am after suffering a neck injury the night before.

Tiger Woods Tiger Woods (Credit: Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ie)

And Woods revealed the culprit of his pain as a soft mattress. He still walked with his amateur partners, but only chipped and putted at Liberty National.

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

Woods had been observed grabbing his back in the final round of the PGA Championship at Oak Hill and his last event before the Barclays.

He also suffered an elbow injury that troubled him for two months this summer. Woods says he’s not concerned and says everything felt fine when he was home.

Woods simply smiled and answered, “We’ll have something.”

It is the latest in a range of injuries that have beset Woods this year, although this seems relatively minor compared to the elbow and back problems that gave him difficulty throughout most of the summer.