Tiger says neck joint is inflamed

ORLANDO, Fla. - Tests reveal that Tiger Woods has an inflamed neck joint that causes pain and makes it hard to turn his head.

On his website, Woods said an MRI exam yesterday determined he has inflammation in a facet joint in his neck. He said treatment will include soft-tissue massage, anti-inflammatory medicine and rest.

The world's No. 1 player withdrew on the seventh hole of the final round Sunday at The Players Championship. He expects a full recovery, but did not say when he would be able to return. He has committed to defend his title at the AT & T National on July Fourth weekend at Aronimink in Newtown Square. *