Woods: I'll keep on fighting

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Tiger Woods does not yet know how long he will be out of golf again, but says one thing is certain - he wants to prove his critics wrong once more.

"I've dealt with other things in my life where people said that I was pretty much done and come back," said the world number one prior to having a scan on the neck injury which led to him quitting The Players Championship on Sunday.

"So the whole idea is just to keep fighting every day. It's all I can do."

Missing the cut by eight shots two weeks ago and then struggling to 51st place before he retired at the weekend had people wondering how much of an impact his sex scandal was having on his career, as well as his private life.

But Woods, whose wife Elin is now thought to be seeking a divorce, turned the attention onto his physical state by retiring from golf's richest event with 11 holes still to go.

Nobody watching at the time saw anything alarming, but Woods said: "Once it locked up I couldn't actually turn going back and I couldn't turn coming through."

He added: "For me not to play all 18 holes, that was as angry and as frustrated as I've been in a long time.

"I'll have an MRI on it and see exactly what's going on, why it's behaving the way it's behaving."

Meanwhile, Hank Haney has announced he is leaving his role as Tiger Woods' swing coach.

The pair's partnership has come under scrutiny as Woods has struggled with his swing since returning from his self-imposed absence, with some suggesting he should abandon Haney's principles.

Haney, who has been with Woods for six years, said in a statement released to the Golf Channel: "Just so there is no confusion, I would like to make it clear that this is my decision.

"Tiger Woods and I will always be friends, but I believe that there is a time and place for everything, and I feel at this time and at this place in my life I want to move forward in other areas."