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VIA ESPN.COM

In a news conference today, Tiger Woods tried to dispel rumors that the infamous car crash caused the neck injury that forced him to withdraw from the Player’s Championship. Woods said he returned to quickly after a four-month lay-off. He is treating the injury with physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication.

Woods said the pain is bearable, but the spasms aren’t. He plans to have an MRI, which would help determine when he will return to golf.

“It is really frustrating, there’s no doubt, because I know what I’m capable of doing,” said Woods, during the press conference. “I just need to get this thing healed up so that I can start working, start spending the time it takes to get better. I haven’t been able to do that. I’ve only been able to work in spurts.”