Many fans have noticed that Tiger Woods has been sporting some KT tape during the U.S. Open. As one might expect, it’s all thanks to a nagging injury.
Per Tiger Tracker, the 15-time major champion recently explained that he has been dealing with neck pain since May. As a result, he is feeling hits a little harder, and the cold weather at Pebble Beach isn’t helping him.
While Tiger Woods was able to make the cut for the U.S. Open this weekend, his performance has pretty inconsistent throughout the tournament. Nine birdies have been evened out by seven bogies as well as a double bogey on his first day.
He is even-par as he starts the fourth day and is 11 strokes behind tournament leader Gary Woodland.
Tiger played a little coy about the KT tape. Said “it’s all the same” as the neck pain he felt in March when he skipped Bay Hill. “I feel every shot I hit,” he said. Cold temps not doing him any favors.
— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) June 15, 2019
Tiger was cut from the U.S. Open in his last two appearances and has not finished better than 21st in his four starts since 2012.
He may be all but out of the running at the U.S. Open today, but at least we now know why.
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— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) June 16, 2019
All of that said, if Tiger has been dealing with neck pain since March, then it only makes his incredible return to form at the Masters a few months back even more impressive.
The U.S. Open is currently airing on FOX.