Steve DiMeglio, USA TODAY Sports
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (USA TODAY)- Tiger Woods needs a different bed.
The world's No. 1 player didn't hit a full shot Wednesday over the last nine holes of The Barclays pro-am at Liberty National Golf Course because of neck and back tightness, the result of a bad night's sleep.
Woods took a precautionary approach and just chipped and putted over the final nine holes. Woods will see a back specialist Wednesday afternoon and said he has no concerns about being able to play Thursday when the FedExCup Playoffs begin at Liberty National.
"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," said Woods, a winner of five PGA Tour titles this season. "I didn't want to push it, so just took it easy and chipped and putted."
Woods, who dealt with a right elbow inflammation after the U.S. Open, said his current issues with his neck and back are not a long-term concern.
"No, it was fine at home," he said. "Hotel beds."
When asked if he was going to get a new bed, Woods smiled and said, "What do you think" We'll have something."